|Unused photo 1 Jelly fish...camera phone.|
I started looking at these two photos and wanted to use them together because, one looked like the other's eye. Then, because I'm wired this way, I began to wonder if jelly fish even have eyes. Some do, others have things no one will commit to calling eyes so they call them "eye structures". Jellyfish don't have the master gene that makes the eye. That might explain their typically free floating approach to life. It's hard to get worked up about going in a specific direction when you can't see where you'd be going.
|Unused photo 2 Paperweight... taken with fancy gift from Husband|
PAX ( paired box genes) tell our bits what to do with themselves before and after gestation.
"You, in the corner! Get started connecting that hip bone to the leg bone. We only have nine months here people! Let's move it!", said PAX6
PAX6 is the master gene. It tells everybody what to do. I can relate to PAX6. I tend to be domineering and dictatorial with myself and anyone in range, but unlike me, PAX6 has the good sense to delegate to other pair boxed genes that have more specific functions.
PAX2 is the gene set associated with both vision ( optic nerve development ) ears, brain spinal cord etc. Makes sense. But here's the not so sensical part. It's also where kidney and "genital tract" information is stored. Weird that those two would end up being associated with the brainier bits, since at least in once case, the brain is too often and totally ignored. PAX2 is also linked to protecting cells from death during "cellular stress".
So here's me, PAX6, Monday morning, working myself up about all this "stuff" I have to get done this week, inflicting some serious cellular stress all up on me and I think about peace, pax if you're latin. ( I knooooow.. it finally comes together!! ) It's not a coincidence that "seeing" shows up a lot in my posting because I'm convinced "seeing" is connected to peace. If we could see past our own stories into the basic goodness, desires fears etc, we all share, we'd worry less ( not at all ) and have a great deal more compassion for each other not to mention peace for ourselves.
It's also interesting to me that the kidneys ( remember PAX2, optic nerve, brain stuff, kidneys ) are often used metaphorically along with the heart to describe what God sees within us and as being the source of our temperament, emotions, prudence and wisdom, the job we now associate with our brain, an organ not even mentioned in the bible. What we see in the world, how we see of the world, how we decide to see the world, all change our temperament, emotions, prudence and wisdom for the better if we see the world with Love, and if we see it through fear, well... I think we all know what that looks like.
|Ember Macro Monday|