Posts Tagged "earth"

pale blue dot (carl sagan)

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

pale blue dot (carl sagan)

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

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clouds in the paper: our intimate connection to everything

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012

clouds in the paper: our intimate connection to everything

If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper.  Without a cloud, there will be no water; without water, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, you cannot make paper.  So the cloud is in here.  The existence of this page is dependent on the existence of a cloud.  Paper and cloud are so close.

 

Let us think of other things, like sunshine.  Sunshine is very important because the forest cannot grow without sunshine, and we humans cannot grow without sunshine. 

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moon goddess

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012

moon goddess

It was dark and silent.  Not even the whispers of wind could be heard.  Blackness was all around.  She sat.  She soaked in it.  She was not afraid.  She did not run.  She had heard many lifetimes before to focus on the positive, look at the bright side, but in the shadows of the moon, light did not exist.  And it was beauty.

Why during her time on Earth was she not allowed to love black, gray and hidden colors?  Planet Earth radiated with deep blues, emerald greens and daffodil yellows – sometimes indescribably wonderful, but Earth missed the wonders of nightfall. 

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