God. No God. Bottom Line? Stupefaction.


I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight – when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.

William Jennings Bryan

Quote Source: Thank you Steve Layman. Image: Wallyes.com. Definition for Stupefaction.

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  1. Amazing..these facts of wonder, for that is what they are, leave me shaking my head in awe.


  2. Lovely words and most thought-provoking.


  3. he has a point


  4. Reblogged this on Good Morning and commented:
    Your turn, thanks David


  5. Take that, Picasso! 🙂


  6. bursting with wonder and full of life.


  7. So well said! I love your post. So many want a scientific explanation. When you pick up a water mellon you believe that it will be red, sweet and delicious inside. It takes a little faith.


  8. I love this post, DK, for it helps one to remember that there is wonder *all* around us, even in the lowly watermelon seed. 🙂


  9. I never thought of a watermelon seed like that, David!! I love this post, too!! I read it to my husband!! (We have a delicious watermelon in the fridge right now–organic, seeded.)


  10. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    A good reminder of the wonders in this world and the value of slowing down just enough to stop taking things for granted. Thanks, Dave!


  11. I love watermelon and will look at it with so much more awe and gratitude after your post!


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