The Moon’s Gravity 2 – Jina Wallwork
I look for the moon in the night sky. It is a sign of comfort and normality. Whenever I look into the darkness, my eyes wander in search of the moon. The pull of the moon is more than simply gravity. It inspires and intrigues; it took many great minds to understand the moon. I imagine there were many beautiful questions about its nature. Then knowledge unfolded before us as a puzzle that had been tackled by many. We have received so much knowledge from the previous generations. I wonder what it would feel like to look at the moon and not know its scientific story. The regular presence of the moon evokes comfort, and the strange nature of the object pulls out the deepest of thoughts.
When you see the moon, you cannot see gravity. We know of the moon’s gravitational pull, and that knowledge changes our perception. All knowledge alters our perception of the world. It is as though we view existence through a new lens that allows the unseen to become visible. It is impossible to remove the knowledge that you have. You can’t view the moon through a gaze that belonged to earlier generations. We will always perceive its gravity because we can only view it through our knowledge. Our vision hasn’t evolved, but our expanding understanding has altered our perception.
The Moon’s Gravity 1 – Jina Wallwork