Why I love… Diane Ackerman

“I think if you look at any facet of nature in enough detail, you find it fascinating. How could you not? The universe is so full of marvels. Here’s an example — rain, the shape of rain. I was minding my own business, working on my book, looking out the window, and it was raining and I was noticing that the raindrops were falling in that classic round-looking way, and I thought, ‘I wonder if raindrops really are round?’ So I started researching it a little, and I discovered that raindrops change shape 300 times a second.”

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