Searching for Heaven

'At least for a while,' said Elrond. 'The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the [...]

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 [...]

Starship Earth

"On this shore, we've learned most of what we know. Recently, we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. [...]

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 [...]

Night Shores – Stairway to Heaven

“In extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all of its own” Mike A. Lancaster - Human.4 Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Extraordinary Imaged 2 nights ago at The Stairs near Nelson Beach, Vincentia in Jervis Bay ... at this moment down on the rocky shoreline the rising tide was lapping at my heels [...]

Night Shores

“Not just beautiful, though ... the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Monochromatic Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay NSW

The Ephemeral Light of Stars

Inspired by WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ... Ephemeral There are singular momentous events in the life of the universe - of star-birth and death, of colliding galaxies, massive firestorms of light that once or twice in a century illuminate the sky with fire and wonder ... but the light is ephemeral. It often comes to [...]

Bridge at the Edge of Forever

“Every human generation has asked about the origin and fate of the cosmos. Ours is the first generation with a real chance of finding some of the answers. One way or another, we are poised at the edge of forever.”  Carl Sagan Imaged at the abandoned Dubbo to Molong railway bridge on the Macquarie River, [...]

WPC – Work of Art

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Work of Art ....“ In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist's signature ... there is an intelligence that antedates the universe. ”Contact - Carl SaganThe Rho Ophiuchi Nebula is a large diffuse [...]

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 [...]