One day when driving on the toll bridge linking Bellevue and Kirkland area to downtown Seattle, I all of sudden recognized the color of Lake Washington changed. It had been almost cobalt blue until the previous day but all turned into light gray. And I looked at the cloudy sky, realizing the color of the water is a reflection of the sky. To me, it was a discovery!
I don’t expect anyone to surprise to hear this story because I asssume many of lay people should already have knowledge on this. But I am so glad that this phenomenon has come into my life not through knowledge but in a form of discovery. It is a pity if I sounded like a little kid, but I won’t be embarassed. The discovery that may sound too simple and stupid to someone, has triggered a number of nodes in my associative network of memory. That is the power of discovery on top of knowledge.