I mean great wine is kind of this wonderful metaphoric experience or synesthesic experience.1 It’s incredibly complex, it has its own vocabulary. I guess it kind of just gives us a glimpse of the complexity of nature itself and the intelligence of nature itself.2 And that’s — it’s so amazing to have — be able to take it in, and literally take it in, in this very personal way, and just get a glimpse of how utterly ordered and complex and intelligent nature is or can be. That’s what’s kind of breathtaking about it. It’s heartening, it’s consoling, I think. It’s one of the consolations of life’s travails.3

  1. Solar Plexus []
  2. Close To Nature, Nature, Nature Writes The Menu []
  3. Pipe Smoking []
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