We spend a lot of our time putting names on things, personalizing them, and figuring out how we can best use them to move ahead in life.
But our first perception of anything is just its form. All the thinking and imagining and exploitation come later.
This video is an excellent animation, but it also cuts through the whole “naming” part of perception to show that first moment of contact.
It’s a refreshing look at the wide variety of wonders in this world, natural and human.