Nature's middle name
I found it pretty interesting when DIllard wrote about the people who had their cataracts fixed and their reactions to sight. That's definitely the most fascinating topic, I think, that we've read about in class thus far. I cannot imagine living without sight! It's something that people take for granted every day. At the same time, people who have never been able to see don't know what seeing is like or what it's all about. You can't miss what you've never had, so it's a whole different thing for anybody who's always been blind. It's the people who've had sight and lost it that I feel for, because they know what they're missing. I suppose a person learns to deal with it. There's no choice. I've never realized how much our sight can play into who we are, or who we aren't.
I think it was Dillard who also mentioned space and the universe at a couple points. I can honestly say I've gotten lost multiple times deep in thought due to pondering the universe's curious nature. It's really the coolest stuff. Nobody knows exactly how big the universe is, if it truly does have bounds, and with each question we answer about it a seemingly infinite amount of additional questions arise. It's like being in a maze and finding a way out, only to find that through the exit awaits another more difficult maze and at the end of that maze..... The truth is, it's all nature. "Universe" is just Nature's middle name.