Ephemeroptera

Ephemeroptera 9.jpgEphemeroptera 12.jpgEphemeroptera 13.jpgEphemeroptera 1.jpgEphemeroptera 11.jpgEphemeroptera 2A.jpgEphemeroptera 10.jpgEphemeroptera 8.jpgEphemeroptera 2.jpgEphemeroptera 3.jpgEphemeroptera 6.jpgEphemeroptera 4.jpgEphemeroptera 5.jpgEphemeroptera 7.jpgEphemeroptera 14 .jpgEphemeroptera 16.jpgEphemeroptera 15.jpg

The name Ephemeroptera is derived from the Greek “ephemera” meaning short-lived, and “ptera” meaning wings.

We have an increasingly accelerated relationship with time.

Thousands of flies fly incessantly back and forth over the surface of a pond. Living their short quick lives in a blur of motion, against the counterpoint of still water.

Watched carefully for a while. Something appears, something unnoticed. Something we missed … are missing.

As prominent German environmental thinker Wolfgang Sachs believes ‘we need an aesthetic of slowness’.

In a world dominated by fast technology we ourselves have become scanners, rather than delving towards a deeper understanding. We look but we do not see. We need to regain a slowness. We need to take time, to connect, to balance, examine, reflect, become aware, and experience things with a new clarity.