Moonstruck

if the moon were to speak
would it not be humbling…
all our howling
rebounding…

Image credit:  NASA

Out of the primordial storm into the postmodern light… we romance the moon with loving eyes and inquisitive feet.

We collectively know something of what it’s like to leave footprints on the moon.

Someday we may know something of what it’s like to fly among distant stars and still be back home in time for supper. Orin, a good web friend of mine did it with a wheelbarrow. I did it with a “Jimmy Jet” and my bottom bunk bed. Now I’m doing it with a website.

Maybe you’ve imagined extrasolar adventure sometime in your life!

Physics and our technology currently tell us that travel to a distant star is humanly next to impossible. But humans are stubborn. Some of us believe that we will eventually transverse the vacuum of space to other star systems. I believe it’s in our DNA.

We’ve been enamored by the heavens since day one.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”  Psalms 19:1-(3.5) NIV

I believe when the time is right, God’s gonna show us the way to the heavens. Maybe it’s gonna be AFTER we reach Heaven. Maybe God already showed us through a special person.

life’s flame burns like fusion
propagating emotion like starlit nebulae
who can hide from its beckoning
to the stars
onward outward
ever reaching…
for love’s reward

Further reading: Why on Earth

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By Ed Caldwell

I’m mostly retired. Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

2 comments

  1. So glad to meet you. I just bought some astronaut socks as a gift. They look like your art work, for sure! I’m originally a music/art major, turned educator/behaviorist. I have a brother in Madison, AL, who has always had his head in the clouds! Merry Christmas!

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