I love visiting the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Diversity abounds: the buildings, the languages, the people & their skin colors, and the plant life. Each step along every path brings something new and amazing.
For instance, this Coral Tree simply took my breath away. I stopped to photograph it, and a gentleman on campus stopped to query me. “What purpose is there in taking pictures of flowers?” He asked.
“Purpose?” I parroted and shrugged. “I just thought they were pretty.”
“Pretty is not important.” He flicked his hand like he was brushing away dust.
“But look at them,” I pointed and said. “The shape –. The texture –. The amazing color –.”
“Listen,” he said. “If you want to see something truly amazing you need to study mathematics.”
“But numbers aren’t very photogenic.” I replied.
He looked at me quizzically, shook his head and walked away. I was shaking my head as I watched him go.
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