if the moon were to speak
would it not be humbling…
all our howling
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
life’s flame burns like fusion
propagating emotion like starlit nebulae
who can hide from its beckoning
to the stars
for love’s reward
Further reading: Why on Earth