Tracks in the Snow

We went hiking and I noticed animal tracks in the snow.

  • rabbit
  • bighorn sheep
  • fox
  • dog
  • something hard to identify

It occurred to me that these are curves γ(t) and that I’m looking into the past at them.

gamma(lfloor t-t_0 rfloor)   \ \ xi_{rm{; sheep}} \ gamma_{rm{; rabbit}} \ Gamma_{rm{; human shoe}}

In Zelda: Twilight Princess, when Link turns into a wolf, his world is dominated by the sense of smell. 

It’s an interesting way of interacting with the world, seeing the spatial projection of the past. A bit like the Tralfamadorians.


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