The Unfolding

stargazer

pleni sunt caeli … the heavens are full

From my  patio in New Mexico - 
Our star the Sun sets, making the famous New Mexico twilight. 
And as the day quietens, the sky darkens and other things appear: 
first, the planets; next, the brightest stars; and then, as the air begins to cool, 
the sky turns deep velvet and countless stars and galaxies unfold.
This is not a sunrise, a moonrise, or even a planet rise -
it is a galaxy rise, as Carl Sagan said:

A still more glorious dawn awaits
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
A morning filled with 400 billion suns:
The rising of the Milky Way.

 

— What do the stars have to tell us ? What have they seen ??
       —  these our starry companions through time and space? 

 —  Did they see the iron pounding in our blood forged in the stars before our sun? 
 —  Did they find lucky little Earth hiding in a quiet corner? 
 —  And did they see the cosmic winds 
         — wandering among the stars like sowers with bags of seeds
         — sprinkling down upon Earth the beginnings of life?

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Equiped with his five senses,
man explores the universe around him
and calls the adventure science.
             Edwin Hubble, Astronomer

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years,  
how man would marvel and stare. -- Emerson

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Now we can proceed:

Next >> A Gate Opens and The Voyage Begins.

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pulchra es, amica mea = you are beautiful, my beloved
- Song of Solomon


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