I looked at the stars just minutes ago and made a wish. I guess what most people wish for is something quite simple like happiness, but it’s hard to come by most of the time. I reached for a star, but it was way too far away, so I looked at the earth from the moon instead. It was then I realized that as long as we can’t touch the stars, the Earth will remain far bigger than it is little. It’s where we are, where we belong. Time and matter can hear us arguing about how it all came about. Wondering about if there are others out there. Electrons laugh, at you and me, and Cousin Dave, when we talk about stuff like quantum physics. But we really have no understanding about, merely romantic notions that help prevent us from going insane.
I once had a notion when my daughters were small. They were playing in a park, swinging and laughing. I imagined their laughter travelling through time, into deep space like ageless echoes. So when all the planets were no longer, and every sun, galaxy and universe were spent, there would be darkness. Emptiness. Absolutely nothing. But then children’s laughter would arrive like an echo from the past, and all that was nothing would become something again. That’s why – for me, everything mind-blowing and amazing that I cannot understand about the stars and universe, and how we all came about, can be explained quite simply, by two little girls throwing leaves at each other, playing in a park and laughing.
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