Friday, April 29, 2011

Start your day with a healthy breakfast


Who can count accurately how many layers this picture contains?

25 comments:

e said...

not me.

e said...

4?

Certified Ashkenazi said...

Five or six.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

Sorry, six or seven.

Anonymous said...

cutting board, plate, matza, eggs, salt, pepper.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

salt + pepper = the same layer.

missing two.

e said...

there's butter on the matzah, no?

Certified Ashkenazi said...

no.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

ok, i consider yolk and white two separate layers. but there is another layer you're missing.

hint: look at the yolk.

e said...

oh! So salt and pepper are different but the egg itself is split in two!

e said...

I'm sorry. I think the matzah has butter or oil or something on it. Look at its shine.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

I think it's just the oil from the eggs. I do not count it as a layer.

Yolk and white are two different layers indeed.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

There is still one missing. Give up?

Anonymous said...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_the_yolk_of_an_egg_float_on_top_of_the_egg_whites

e said...

I gave up in my first comment.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

1. board
2. plate
3. matza
4. white
5. yolk
6. seasoning
7. reflection of the window on the yolk

e said...

AURGH!!!! I thought you meant layers of food. Not layers of stuff.

And counting the reflection is really lame. The reflection is just light rays. Why should the light rays which bounce off the window be a separate layer from the light rays which give the yolk its yellow appearance?

Certified Ashkenazi said...

Clearly I wasn't counting layers of food, since I was including the board and the plate.

Everything is light. As A"R's SHY teaches us. I was counting layers of information.

In my defense, I was inspired by Escher's Three Worlds. (Actually, there are four layers there.)

e said...

what's the fourth?

Certified Ashkenazi said...

1. Fish (or, generally underwater).
2. Water.
3. Leaves.
4. Tree.

Lichoira, according to Escher's shitta, water is not an oilam.

The "point" of Escher's woodwork is that we infer about the existence of the "third" world (the world of trees) not by seeing the trees themselves, but by seeing their reflection. Another point is that water serves as both something through which we see fish, as something which supports leaves (allowing us to see them), and as something that reflects trees. Thus, through the keilim of fish, leaves and tree, we see giluim of different koichos of water.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

not "both"...

e said...

oh.

Certified Ashkenazi said...

(btw, my wife thinks i am nuts. just for the record.)

e said...

I'm inclined to agree.

e said...

I'm inclined to agree.