Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dance of the Cosmos

From a December 19, 1999 journal entry written in Window Rock, Arizona:

The night sky is at once dark and bright.  The dark is the infinite black of deep space which the many stars do little to lessen.  The brightness is the near full moon of this December night.  It is a waxing, gibbous moon three days from fullness on the Winter Solstice, the last solstice of the 20th Century and also of the Second Millenium.  But cycle of the sun is independent of any human calendar.  The celestial dance of the solar system has proceded for eons and will continue untill the sun burns out, as all stars must.  The tiny fragment of time we call ours is a speck in the cosmos.

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