The Brilliant Star Show
What infinity of wonder presents the mighty sky filled
Invisible sights play within the billions of twinkling lights
Daring us to explore
And we do
Because we want to know more
More about the great big universe which may turn out to be infinitesimally small
We want to know it all
A single infinite point to contain all that we know and can ever know
Seen every clear night; the brilliant star show
The Milky Way we affectionately call home
A small disc in the vast countess bounds of space
Our atoms came from the first stars in our galaxy
Our galaxy stars can from the first stars in the universe
We were all once suns
Giant and proud. Powerful furnaces burning and churning matter and energy to create all that is, was, and will ever be.
An astounding creation
A sublime variety
Look into the sky and know that was once home
That is our collective past
It is the same for every creature on this small blue rock we call home
It is the same for our fathers and mothers all the way back to the dawn of man
So much wonder in one place
So much to discover
We alone are the first generation of peoples to have the technology to give us the joy of witnessing first hand the birth and death of stars.
What wonders will the future hold?
Some are filled with terror at the thought of how tiny and insignificant we are next to such a vast sky.
I am filled with joy, gratitude, and wonder to consciously witness the wonder that is us amongst the great night
Filled so brilliantly
With an endless plethora of light
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