Monday, March 16, 2015

Recycled Star-dust

I use the endearing term star-shine or star-dust since this is our primal essence. Our planet almost 5 billion years old were life appeared almost 4 billion years and the first hominid creatures showed up a billion years ago.

We are composed of roughly one-fifth carbon and calcium atoms coming from ancient recycled stars billions of years ago.  These rays were cycled when they collapsed as white dwarfs and exploded as supernovas forming star-dust.  Born in a universe 14 billion years old, 93 billion light years wide with over 300 billion other stars.

It's written in Genesis 3:19,"for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return." We all come from and to the earth as cosmic particles.  Given time we then return once more, apart of the star-dust cycle.

Initiation Song from the Finders' Lodge

Please bring strange things.
Please come bringing new things.
Let very old things come into your hands.
Let what you do not know come into your eyes.
Let desert sand harden your feet.
Let the arch of your feet be the mountains.
Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps
and the ways you go be the lines on your palms.
Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing
and your outbreath be the shining of ice.
May your mouth contain the shapes of strange words.
May you smell food cooking you have not eaten.
May the spring of a foreign river be your navel.
May your soul be at home where there are no houses.
Walk carefully, well loved one,
walk mindfully, well loved one,
walk fearlessly, well loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
be always coming home

- Ursula LeGuinInitiation Song from the Finders' Lodge