After a morning hike, I sit down on top of a ledge, gazing aimlessly.
A cat loiters and settles down, lying around and placing lazy bum on a sunny patch.
It peers curiously at me.
I stare back.
I immerse myself in the cat’s eyes.
I narrow in further, focusing on its iris, its pupil, its tiny specks of blue, then a fraction of the speck, until I reach a single dot on the eye.
I imagine the orderly array of atoms, oriented according to each nucleus’ bonding structure.
Electrons jump around in a disorderly staccato.
These atoms then orient themselves in a large cluster, and I zoom out until I no longer see atoms.
Instead, I see clumps of proteins.
A piece of protein floats around with other pieces of protein, sweeping along in a current of blood cells.
A macrophage cell creeps up and devours a piece of protein then continues to float amongst the flood of blood cells.
I zoom out a bit more.
Proteins cluster and congregate.
I can now see veins -- the pieces of a ribbon that conn