Day 578, Waiting For Entropy

Have you ever wondered how a rack of wine glasses could send me off wondering order and chaos in the universe.

These beautifully racked glasses were once nothing more than a collection of molecules distributed though our environment. Go back further and the materials I now see as a rack of glasses were nothing more than space plasma. In their journey of creation, order was paid for by borrowing it from the universe, lending its entropy. As we all know, systems when left to their own will move to wards a state of higher entropy. The glasses will get filled and scattered around the bar. Some will get chipped, scratched or smashed. Eventually they will all become nothing more than glass dust distributed back into the environment.

One day the molecules themselves will be torn to atoms and some back to plasma. Entropy karma? Perhaps, but don’t hold your breath waiting!

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 578, Waiting For Entropy’ 1/200 f/4.0 ISO1600 100mm

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