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Seeing into the very nature of things.

Posted in Life & Love, Relationships, Style & Travel, and Things We Love

xray23-640x853We’ve been spending a lot of time around X-Rays the last couple of days. MRIs, CAT Scans, the good old fashioned kind. Learning to read the difference between soft tissue and hard, between blood and water, between what should be there and what shouldn’t. Not getting frightened by bumps and lumps. Not getting spooked by shadows. Seeing inside your father’s brain.

 I had saved these images for a post ages ago. And then dreamed about them last night. They were created by – Arie van’t Riet, medical physicist at Utrecht University – a man of science who sees nature in a way it’s never been seen before:

I prefer [to] X-ray objects of ordinary scenes like a butterfly nearby a flower, a fish in the ocean, a mouse in the field, a heron along the riverside, a bird in a tree and so on. Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene, to raise questions and excite curiosity. I hope, in most of the images presented here, I succeeded.”


There couldn’t be a more perfect end for the week we have had.

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  1. Gorgeous! So sorry to hear you are having to see X-rays of the real life, scary kind. I love that you found a way to calm yourself and share beauty with others in the midst of trying times. Thank you for that vision and perspective!

    January 20, 2014
  2. silvia

    Beautiful, see-through and clean.
    And more meaningful because of the process, life and dreams, that made you write about it

    January 17, 2014
  3. These are indeed beautiful images, but when I had to have several MRIs and then some CAT scans the best advice I was given was ‘It is very very noisy when your head is inside the machine. The noise is normal: bumping, grinding, screeching and it seems to go on for ever – don’t be freaked out by it, tune it out and ignore it.’ If I hadn’t been warned about the noises they would have upset me – but because I knew I could concentrate on mental images of my own, and these pictures would have been perfect!

    January 16, 2014
  4. These x ray pictures are amazing! How original and uplifting. I can see that they would comfort and reassure you a bit with their beauty. They speak of life unseen/ invisible to the eye x

    January 16, 2014

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