There is simple beauty in the natural world. It is uncomplicated. Yet, biologist tell me it is highly complex. Living organisms are composed of complex molecular structures that can replicate themselves. The astrophysicist tells me if one of the universal constants were off even a fraction, this natural world would cease.

Despite what they tell me, the inner drive to acquire more knowledge rarely brings joy. But when I walk in the woods and I see a sapling growing out of the earth I relate to its potential. When I view the constellations I understand and know its existence through my relation to it...not what I know about it. These things bring joy.