Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Paradox in Feeling Small

The entrance lobby of the Museum of Natural History, Ottawa. Shot from the upper floor, hanging over the railing as far as I dared.

[ f/8, 1/13, 14mm, ISO 200 ]


One of those instances when it strikes me about how small and insignificant we can be. Yet, there is some comfort and pride that I take from knowing that creative human endeavours conceived and built this place. Somehow it is appropriate to put things in their scale.

Where do we fit in the scheme of natural history?

In deed there are times when Nature reminds us of how small we really are.
And there are artistic moments when we see how our creativity can also shape the world.
Such is the paradox of feeling small.

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