Through Grandma’s Eyes: The Microscope

“A discovery is said to be an accident

meeting a prepared mind.”

-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi-

journal entry:

Only through a telephoto lens could I have captured my grandson’s concentration as he mused over what he was seeing just inches away.  His hand covers his other eye.  He said that if he scrunched his eye to close it, it made his other eye not work.  Whatever works for you his Grandpa told him.  Then, his Grandpa asked him what he saw.  He explained it as if he had just seen the entire universe.  Grandpa asked if he could take a look.  Talmage was hesitant.  What if he gave Grandpa a turn and when it was his turn again “it”  wasn’t there anymore?  It will be there his Grandpa told him.  What do you think you are seeing his Grandpa asked again. Talmage said that he didn’t know but he was figuring it out.  This is a photograph of Talmage figuring it out.  He would have stayed at the microscope all day.

” The beginning of knowledge

is the discovery of something we do not understand.”

-Frank Herbert-

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