In living systems, however big or tiny, there is an awesome power to this concept. The functions that emerge often are unexpected. To me, there is fascination in looking at the individually beautiful parts of life in the knowledge of the even greater beauty that will emerge when they work together. And of course there are layers upon layers of increasing complexity to examine. Oh, it's hopeless. I'm a complete nerd. I love biology!
Here are some of the complicated parts of the living system called Toby, especially the ones that frustrate my limited skill when drawing. I just can't get the pencil to capture those emergent properties, but sometimes the camera can.
|This byzantine folding that leads to the floppy ears - I've tried to draw it so many times without success!|
|The roots of the whiskers just below the fur...|
|The closer you look, the more amazingly intricate a dog's nose is.|
|This photo is my favorite. I didn't realize his lashes were clumped and moist, as if he just applied red mascara.|
|All adding up to a kind of lazy grace today!|