The big one
Wave crashing at Red Sand beach, Hana, Maui (Hawaii)
photo by Angela Sevin, Oakland, CA USA
"Something infinitely small, under certain conditions, operates in a decisive manner. There is no mass so heavy but that a given point is equal to it; for a mass will not fall if a single point in it is upheld, provided that this point be the center of gravity." Simone Weil wrote this during the days of Nazi occupation in France - "brute force is not sovereign in this world...What is sovereign... is limit... Every visible and palpable force is subject to an invisible limit, which it shall never cross. In the sea a wave mounts higher and higher, but at a certain point... it is arrested and forced to descend.... That is the truth which bites at our hearts every time we are penetrated by the beauty of this world. That is the truth which bursts forth in matchless accents of joy in the beautiful and pure parts of the Old Testament, in Greece among the Pythagoreans and all the sages, in China, with Lao Tzu, in the Hindu scriptures, in Egyptian remains." (this came from the book, The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art & Architecture, by Gyorgy Doczi.)
cream of the crop: most interesting pic
-Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my best of 2006.