events are impersonal and indifferent

events unfold regardless of how you feel about the situation, and so it’s pointless to project your fears and hopes on the future. consider what is the right thing to do now. there are beautiful patterns in nature to be discovered and learned. in the first stages of carbon fixation, x rays reveal a compound commonly found in photosynthesizing plants with an interesting pattern:

Laue diffraction of enzyme Rubisco

heavier atoms with many electrons scatter xrays to a greater extent than lighter ones with fewer electrons. this allows scientists to explore structures of complex molecules to a high level of precision. the optical wavelengths where these molecules interact is far too large to be received by the human eye.