Sunday, May 19, 2024

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 the cycle of stardust and living beings. But beyond the atoms and connection, there is that something I just call Life. That which makes these impulses...and will go when our atoms return to other beings. Life itself. The electricity made of chemical atoms reacting with one another...but an impulse beyond them. (No Frankenstein here!) Life. So abundant, and kind of the puppeteer within it all. No wonder we gave it names of deities.

Mystic Meandering said...

"looking through heaven's wrinkle." (I love that phrase :) and experiencing the absolute awe and wonder of an intelligent cosmos! said...

I never tire of hearing or reading her last line about the origin of everything, including us. For me, that's why I look up.