Patterns

January 30, 2010

The highly polished chrome faucet had thin smatterings of soap film splattered in a random arrangement of shapes, and I reached for a paper towel to restore the spigot to its original lustre.  But suddenly, all the little circles and spatters appeared much like a rendition in miniature of photographs of space as viewed through the Hubble telescope. I stepped away, marveling at the ordered beauty of random chaos; fractal-like, meaningless and yet precise.

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