Friday, October 12, 2012

Revisiting Romanticism, A Diamond World

Any romantic notions about our solar system that I have constantly fictionalized about throughout my whole existence have been trampled over by a discovery that is even wilder than anything my imagination could have fabricated. It has just come to my attention that there exists a diamond of a planet. It is twice the size of earth and rotates around its host star in 18 hours (unlike Earth’s 365 days). Upon hearing this wonderful news, I was swept away by the idea of such a marvelous entity whose strong gravitational pull must have quite an impact on me, no? Or maybe just the idea of it does…

I can’t help but think about how this new discovery of a diamond planet will make way to a bloom of imagination for all sorts of artists-- writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, film makers, landscape architects, designers.

Such a romantic scientific discovery sparks my curiosity and makes me feel brilliant.

No, I cannot describe why. It is a mystery.

Ok, I will try. I will try to describe how I feel the best way that I can. Through art. Bellow is a painting, The Monk by the Sea, painted around 1808 by German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich depicting a monk contemplating the sublimity of nature. I feel a bit like the monk.

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