We Are Stardust

A few years ago, I began to venture outside in the evenings and stare up at the sky, for hours on end some nights.  The intensity of this habit and the deep longing that accompanied it have faded, but for many reasons, I am drawn again to the stars tonight.

The clouds over Houston are dense, but these spectacular images have definitely soothed this familiar longing, this sweet melancholy.  Immersed in these pictures, I am surrounded by the cosmos…the dance of creation, the energy of connectedness and a knowing that I am not alone.

Tulip nebula
Tulip nebula
We are stardust
We are stardust
Stargazer
Stargazer
Supernova
Supernova
Be Humble, for you are made of Earth.  Be Noble, for you are made of Stars.
Be Humble, for you are made of Earth. Be Noble, for you are made of Stars.

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.  Life is eternal.  We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.  This is a precious moment.  It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.

(check out the rest of these amazing images here.)

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