There will be Stars

"There will be stars over the place forever; Though the house we loved and the street we loved are lost, Every time the earth circles her orbit On the night the autumn equinox is crossed, Two stars we knew, poised on the peak of midnight Will reach their zenith; stillness will be deep; There will [...]

The Graceful Light of Stars

"Everyone has his dream; I would like to live till dawn, but I know I have less than three hours left. It will be night, but no matter. Dying is simple. It does not take daylight. So be it: I will die by starlight” Victor Hugo

A Day will Come

All this world is heavy with the promise of greater things, and a day will come, one days in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this Earth as one stands upon a footstool and laugh and reach out [...]

The Ornate Serenity of Stars

"Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are, as sand, as dust, or less than dust, in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing. Nothing! We are not without empathetic terror when we open Pascal’s Pensées and read, 'I am the great silent spaces between worlds." Carl Sagan Inspired by WordPress Photo [...]

The Shores of Imagination

"If we can establish a Mars colony, we can almost certainly colonise the whole Solar System, because we’ll have created a strong economic forcing function for the improvement of space travel. We’ll go to the moons of Jupiter, at least some of the outer ones for sure, and probably Titan on Saturn, and the asteroids. [...]

Watching Stars at Dawn

A quiet hour beside the Mitchell Highway west of Bathurst this morning at 4am ... Some cloud around and occasional light from approaching trucks Canon 7D Rokinon 14mm @ f/2.8 ISO 1600 Exp 25 sec "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to [...]

Ultimate Scale

  "The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home.Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to [...]

Road to the Stars

  The Brewongle Road turns to dirt a few minutes from the Great Western Highway east of Bathurst, and you are suddenly alone. In the far distance are red and white car lights, the tall grass beside the road rustles in a slight breeze, hidden cows settle down in darkened fields and the city of Bathurst [...]

Threshold …

This week's Challenge is to interpret the concept of Threshold ......Angels with a flaming sword were set as sentries at the gates of Paradise to bar our return. The gardeners became exiles and wanderers. We find ourselves on the threshold of a vast and awesome Universe that utterly dwarfs—in time, in space, and in potential—the [...]