It seems that all of my life I have read about people looking up into the night sky and feeling small. I have never understood this. There has never been a time in my life that looking upon the night sky did not make me feel large. There is that immense space and I am part of it. I can, at least, vaguely comprehend it. Those moments are the most spiritual moments of my life.
There is a marvelous video of the physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson making a few remarks about the universe and our place in it. He doesn’t say much I don’t already know, and a lot of it I have said myself. He probably says it better (and with more authority!)
We are stardust. Life is nothing more than common chemicals “doing” chemistry. Life is inevitable and the universe is full of life scattered all around. This is not science fiction, it is simply the odds. You and I are a part of it.*
Happy New Year world!
*People who do not read this blog may or may not be part of it…. 🙂