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And there’s science…

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Do I appreciate the “energy path

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that “just happens” and

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enables me to write

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where I sit with a

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warm cat in my lap?

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“More” will definitely require using the DOOR…

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   Here are the steps to what’s happening right now:

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   (1)  A brilliant sun is shining

through the crisp Fall air

through the window of my 3rd floor tower office

fifty feet from our mountain lake.

   (2)  The light I’m seeing now arrived on Earth as energy as photons. It started out in the sun a bit more than 8 minutes ago.

   (3)  One of the main functions of these photons is to be absorbed–”caught” if you will by chloroplasts in plant cells.

   (4)  Chloroplasts in the green leaves, which are part of the vegetables, “make” the vegetables (with water and minerals from soil) that humans and animals eat. By chemical magic (photosynthesis, really) they take the light make chemicals, “sugars” and complex molecules that eventually become these vegetables as well as trees and grasses that horses and some other animals eat.

   (5)  Some light that arrived earlier ended up in yellow corn and soybean meal that by itself, or by way of chickens and turkeys eventually ended up in chickens and turkeys that ended up in chicken and turkey “by-products” (as far as humans are concerned) and finally in a bag of  Meow Mix.

   (6)  My 17-year-old cat has eaten Meow Mix nearly every day of his life. (If it doesn’t come in a yellow bag, it’s not worth it…)

   (7)  This cat is now asleep in my lap, keeping me as warm as toast. So far as this story is concerned, light through a special journey has become heat. No energy has been lost, it has just changed into different forms.

   (8)  Of course, light from the sun gets to me as heat in other ways, but not quite so special.