Who makes the great lights – Mistakes
Leaving the sub-atomic scale, we move up to the cellular level with diatoms (uni-cellular plants) and human neurons. At the bottom is a motion study of water as a fish swims through it, bringing us back up to everyday scale.
I wrote the Hebrew in a 15th century Sefardi script. The decorative panel that opens the quote from Psalms used here is taken from a 13th century French miscellany. In the original the word under the lion was בראשית – Bereishit, In the beginning – the first word of Torah. Next came את השמים – et hashamayim, the heavens, the 4th and 5th words. In another color ink, someone inserted a carrot and ברא אלהים – bara Elohim, God created, the 2nd and 3rd words of Torah. This is a great commentary on mistakes and correcting them! I used it here to clarify the words of the prayer, which make more sense if you know they come from Psalm 136, which begins – Give thanks to God.