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  • O is OMG! It is always so much fun to say “OMG!”

    O is OUTRAGEOUS! As Often as possible.

    O is OVERWHELM! When there is more day than there is me.

    O is OPENING! Flowers, doors, windows, horizons, friendships.

    O is ONTOGENY: Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

    O is OUROBOUROS! Completion, full circle, return.

    O is OTHER! As in difference, delight, drama, dimensionality.

    O is OXYMORON! Like “military intelligence," and "A just war."

    O is OOOOOOPS! Such a liberator from idiotic mistakes. Oops!

    O is OVERFLOW! As in the 23rd Psalm. “My cup runneth over.”

    O is OFFLINE! Me. Now.

    What is O to You?

    (Photograph of Sumi Brush Painting by AJN)

    Note: Ontogeny is the ORIGIN, growth, and development of an ORGANISM. It consists of the changes that OCCUR in an individual from the beginning OF its life (fertilization in sexually reproducing species) through adulthood and senescence. It refers both to increasing size and to changing shape of the ORGANISM In the context of recapitulation theory, it is primarily concerned with the change in shape of the embryo.

    Phylogeny is the evolutionary history of a species. Unlike ONTOGENY phylogeny applies to entire populations. It consists of the changes that occurred in the body form of the species' ancestors from the origin OF life to the present and in the relationships among different species. These relationships can be represented in tree form, sometimes called a phylogeny tree or cladogram; the phylogeny tree for all life ON earth is called the Tree of Life.
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