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The Intersection of Science, Art, Music & Humanities

Gratitude Matters

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Have you ever been in awe of and grateful for ​information that suddenly presents itself, just when you need it most?

Although parts of ​this past week has been horrifically disturbing, ​we ​hope your day will be better after watching the divine Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music, and Humanities video. 

The short TEDTalk on nature and gratitude features acclaimed Elk, California, time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg.

Elk, for those of you who don't know, is a breathtakingly beautiful Northern California tiny Mendocino coast town that prides itself on having the most PhDs per capita of any US city. The population is less than 300 people, including artists, musicians, writers, poets, farmers, and fishermen. 


I noticed a small thumbnail of the video above while scrolling through Facebook responses to retired ophthalmologist Jay McDonald's stunning Arches National Park night sky photograph.

Jay's work below and the video above beautifully speak to our last Sunday's scholarly talk on awe and its effect on our health—as well as to gratitude for awe-inspiring night skies and national parks that heal our souls, and everyday conveniences that also stimulate creative thought, civility, and kindness.


​Don't forget to protect your eyes from the ​destructive corona ultraviolet rays associated with the eclipse. Remind your family to ​protect their eyes too. 

Have a lovely and thoughtful Sunday.

Ellen Troyer with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff​