pictorial physics

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Turn the pear upright and it’s shaped like a pitcher.

I’m probably not alone in finding the shape appealing — merely as a shape.  Perhaps it’s the way it relates to gravity.  Pears and pitchers offer subliminal reminders of gravity.  Weighty things get pulled down toward the earth’s surface.

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Different objects manifest the same effects, participate in the same beauty.

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Shadows pull us down to earth too.  Shadows are wonderful.