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Notes from Dreamworlds

This series of videos recently came up in my social media streams and they have really impressed me and helped calm down things at a stressful moment. Nothing better than looking at nature to calm things down. And (sometimes) if you can’t get out there yourselves, watching a video is the next best thing.

These videos deal with the microscopic biosphere normally hidden to the naked eye.
The most important living organisms that play the key functions in the biosphere might not seem exciting when it comes to motion. Plants, fungi, sponges, corals, plankton, and microorganisms make life on Earth possible and do all the hard biochemical job. Our brains are wired to comprehend and follow fast and dynamic events better, especially those very few that happen at speeds comparable to ours. In a world of blazingly fast predators and escaping prey events where it takes minutes, hours, or days to notice any changes are harder to grasp.

Slow Life

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

The hidden life in pond water

The hidden life in pond water from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

Original source: http://notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html – excellent work !

Wise words from a Korean hermit

HWANG Daekwon

Came across this article in SlowJapan which is definitely worth the read:

… It was a true savior for Mr. HWANG Daekwon when he figured out how to spend his slowly running time in jail for 13 years, which is to observe plants, herbs and weeds around. It also helped him to restore and maintain his mental and physical health respectively from the deep-rooted anger and injury incurred by severe torture. …

http://slowjapan.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/a-hermit-from-korea-talks-about-life-and-death/

Resources

Amazon Books by Hwang Daekwon