Draw an ensō around all that can be experienced: Tat tvam asi. Some understanding can only be achieved via emotive experience of the whole.
Horizon separates earth and sky, shoreline divides land and sea, light differentiates night and day, the Manai’a individuates. Some understanding can only be achieved via rational reductionism.
The Manai’a has foot, fin, and feather to explore land, sea, and sky; heart to feel; and mind to deconstruct.
As a hang glider pilot, I have a special appreciation for the flying skills of birds. Sandhill Cranes are very elegant flyers and their bodies are beautifully aerodynamic. Notice how delicate and independent the five feathers are at the end of their wings.
Whitewater Draw near Elfrida, Arizona. Nikon 600mm @ f4, circular polarizer, Nikon D80 I think @ approximately 1/1000 sec and ISO 400.