Thursday, December 20, 2007

poem 4

in photosynthesis one molecule of chlorophyll absorbs one photon and loses one electron
the chlorophyll regains the lost electron by taking one from a water molecule and releasing oxygen as waste
then carbon dioxide is combined with the water to form carbohydrates and other organic compounds
the ultimate product of photosynthesis is triose phosphates
which can be rearranged to form sugars
plants can convert up to 90% of the sun's radiation
silicon solar cells can can convert up to 30%
humans can convert 100% of their lives to suffering
life is really hard

but it is true as well that we can take that suffering and cultivate wisdom
and with that wisdom we can grow flowers

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