|Ivy carved in stone|
- The ivy grew from an ivy seed at a time and place long lost in the past.
- Sunlight illuminated the ivy and some of the reflected rays entered the eyes of a stone carver, living in a different age than ours.
- The patterns of light in the mason's eyes allowed the neurons in his brain to interpret and comprehend the delicate shapes of the ivy stems, leaves and fruit.
- The mason's brain coordinated the movements of his hands holding chisel and mallet as he worked.
- A representation of the ivy was unmasked in the block of stone by the skillful mason.
- Sunlight illuminated the carved stone and some of the reflected rays entered the lens of my camera.
- The colours and intensities were recorded as patterns of data in a memory card.
- The patterns were stored again in the memory in my laptop.
- These same patterns were transmitted across the internet to you.
- The patterns of light were reconstructed on your screen.
- Some of the reconstructed light entered your eyes.
- The patterns of light in your eyes allowed the neurons in your brain to interpret and comprehend the delicate shapes of the ivy stems, leaves and fruit.
If this is not miracle layered upon miracle - then what is it?