Rising to the surface

Granular convection.

When a can of mixed nuts is shaken, the largest variety tends to end up on the surface. This phenomenon is sometimes known as the “Brazil nut effect”. It can be seen in many places: food processing, manufacturing, geology …

But it seems to happen to us, too. When we’re shaken, certain things rise to the surface.

And if it’s within us, it’s something we’ve cultivated over time.

What have you been cultivating? What comes to the surface when you’re shaken?


This is Stephen St. Amant’s Savenwood blog post from yesterday.

It is rather timely and also a lovely opportunity to share Stephen’s creative perspective and delightful use of words. Enjoy musing.