Sunday, May 09, 2021

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World

Looking at the heavens places me in time and space - and beyond them. Gazing at the stars, I look through heaven’s wrinkle; the light I see now represents their past, having traveled many years across space to reach my eyes here on earth; the light they are emitting now will be visible only in some future, years away.

I and all the other lives on Earth are connected to the stars, held together by  gravity, the invisible glue that defines our universe, and bound elementally by a common material: stardust.  This atomic grit of interstellar space paints dark clouds on the Milky Way, condenses itself into swirls of gravity-bound suns and planets, and provides the minerals bonded by the push and pull of electrical charges into the molecules that form our cells. Like stardust and the other materials of life itself, we are in constant motion, changing shape as we pass through our lives, and after the makings of our bodies break down and are recycled, rearranged into other forms of life. The stars remind me of where I come from and who I am.

Susan J. Tweit, Walking Nature Home


Barbara Rogers said...

Ah ho! Happy American Mother's Day. I love celebrating springtime when all those animals are giving birth to young, and the growing things are pushing their way into beautiful blossoming.

Mystic Meandering said...

"The stars remind me of where I come from and who I am" - indeed - from this whirling marble in space there's a "wrinkle in time" that lets me see, lets me feel it... sigh...