Big: Valley of desert in Iran
I have shared these images before,
but I hope you’ll agree they are worth another look see.
Not abstract paintings.
Not from anyone’s imagination.
They are Nasa satellite photos
of our planet.
of structures within the brain.
tiny: golgi stain
Do you find pondering
the vast beauty of the universe
with invisible worlds in your skull
nothing short of magical?
BIG: glacier icecap
Such naturally lovely artistry
of the the big and small
effin blows my mind.
tiny: axon scaffolding proteins
We are…all of us…gorgeous inside.
BIG: West fjords
We are living on a giant blueberry
surrounded by a totally far-out kickass universe.
tiny: blood vessels in cerebral cortex
So masterfully created,
BIG: dry streambeds in Jordan
we are living on an earth
crammed with heaven…yes?
As a younger woman the mystery
of the big and small
brought something other than joy.
Am I special? Insignificant? Both?
Simply gaze at your hand.
Look at the evidential elegance of
bones, veins, flesh.
Look between the big and small at you!
(No, this is not one of those
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING posts.)
You are a mysterious miracle.
A living part of the symphony…
created perfectly to radiate love
and bring meaning
Super trippy rambling up in here,
but tell me…doesn’t it sound like I am growing up?
Peace to you right where you are.
p.s. which is your favorite photo?
microscopic photos via
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