Red Rock – Part 2

Near and far: What better way to illustrate the concepts than a Sesame Street throwback burned into my brain about 45 years ago?

Far and near: What better way to show that it doesn’t really matter where you stand, at least insofar as the red rock is concerned?

Courthouse Butte

Bell Rock (from different sides)

Cathedral Rock (from opposite sides)

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8 Responses to Red Rock – Part 2

  1. barbara carlson says:

    This is how I feel when I try to explain — you TAKE something TO (far) and … you BRING something BACK from far!!!!! o well. sigh

    Might as well try to correct “me and him” is “He and I” aarrrrgh!
    HIM has now replaced HE pretty much universally, even with journalists in interviews.

  2. barbara carlson says:

    Back here in Ottawa we are in a de-saturated world.

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    Near and far, and past present and future, get somewhat confused when you deal with quantum factors in sub-atomic physics. And with things like wormholes and time warps and what Madeleine L’Enge called “a wrinkle in time…”
    I mean, when you have two quarks at opposite ends of the universe, and one is spinning clockwise and the other is spinning counter-clockwise, and they’re linked together, do near and far have any meaning any more?

    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – No, maybe not. When dealing with things so much bigger or smaller than the human scale, most of our human-constrained notions lose coherence.

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