"Elephant Imprint", Chester Zoo, England
ABC News, September 19, 2012

"Sand Circle", Ocean Floor off Japan's Southern Coast
Spoon & Tamago, September 18, 2012

Two sand sculptures in the web news today
done by meticulous and amazing artists—
so much more miraculous since these
artworks were created without human hands.

The first is a beautiful sand drawing
of an elephant at England's Chester Zoo
with folds in her ears & ridges in her trunk
so precise than those done by Thai elephants.

Dürer, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh were famous
for self-portraits. Now add Sundara to the list—
This eight-year-old Asian elephant made
her imprint in just four hours while asleep.

The second is a "mystery circle" found
on the ocean floor off Japan's southern coast.
Some say extra-terrestials made crop circles
in wheat fields with laser-beam technology.

Are intra-terrestials creating these
circular pattern of rippling sand that's
80 feet below sea level and 6 feet wide?
Is this some 24-ridge zodiac clock?

Yoji Ookata went with a camera crew and
was shocked to find a single puffer fish
just a few inches long making the circles
using only one fin. The tiny fish worked

tirelessly day & night to complete the design.
Female fishes were enticed to these sand
ridges and valleys for mating at the center
so their eggs are shielded from ocean currents.

Mystery solved but more miracles open—
From massive planets orbiting the stars
to the tiniest electrons around atoms,
this grand design— as above so below.

Was this universe made effortlessly or
with great toil? Did we not make our dream
world spontaneously at night and wake up
afresh to a new day after our sleep?

        — Peter Y. Chou
            Mountain View, 9-22-2012