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The Fire is Fractal June 12, 2010

Posted by TheIntentionalSage in Nature, Visions.
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She watched as the fire was absolutely mesmerizing. The crackling and bustling of the wood made loud sounds. Colapena (pronounced Cah-lah-pee-nah) watched as the fire danced in the darkness. It was one of her favorite things to do – watch fire. During the day, she would collect all of the branches that had fallen on the ground nearby, and when nightfall began, she would light aflame to them – simply to watch the ‘show’ of the fire.

There was something about the reds, oranges, and yellows that Colapena just couldn’t take her eyes off of. There was something about the way that the colors came together that just made them almost intoxicating to focus on. Maybe it was the fractal nature in where they were going to ‘spark’ next. Meaning, the flames are not stagnant and static – no – instead, they are very much the opposite. The flames seem to ‘have a mind of their own’ as they dance on the wood. Colapena thought that maybe the ‘equation’ for where the flame would be next was fractal.

When Colapena thought of fractal, she thought of all of the other things in nature that she knew were fractal. She reflected on snow flakes that came down extremely different from each other and had a fractal nature to it. She thought of the coastline of countries and continents that when you really looked closely at the coast (as in up close), it was fractal. She thought of food that she ate (cauliflower and broccoli) that was fractal. She thought about processes within her body (the blood vessels in the body and the bronchioli in the lungs) that were fractal. She looked out at the tree ferns that surrounded where she sat and they were fractal. She thought about the mountain-ranges and each mountain and how they are fractal.

She thought that there must be something to fractals. There must be some sort of key to understand the nature of things that has to do with fractals. Colapena decided that she was going to sit quietly and let ideas wash over her as she held the intention of learning more about the nature of things with a specificity to fractals.

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