Asides, Wankery

We are a way…

I saw the stars today. It wasn’t the first time but that doesn’t matter.

I saw the Sun. Burning. Orange behind distant trees. A million cowering Earths. Hopelessly far; right there. Death. Life.

I saw it. I knew.

And then I saw the Plough and the Pleiades. Orion and Taurus and Mars. Minutes. Billions of years. Me.

It felt good.

I came inside and went to bed.

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself” – Carl Sagan.

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