“The world around us is absolutely mind-blowingly amazing….All you have to do is pay attention. Then the stars come out and they dance with you.”–John Muir Laws
Common you say. Everyday you say.
and it’s true: night follows day
follows night. Many things
form patterns, yet within
the patterns are mysterious
variations, expressions of one
particular momentary intersection
of space and time. The moon
playing with clouds. Water
coming in contact with light.
A tree, any tree, in any
season. Who can forget
an insect’s wing? Pigeons
swooping in unison between
the roofs of buildings. Common.
And yet. But still. It stops
me. Looking, listening, wondering.
The NaPoWriMo prompt today has a link to an animation of the music of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Sun Ra was in tune with the world’s amazingness, but you don’t need psychedelic imagery to notice it.
Brendan at earthweal asks this week:
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