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This Existential Moment Brought To You By The Maker Of Stardusts - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
This Existential Moment Brought To You By The Maker Of Stardusts
We enjoyed the new Cosmos show on Fox last night. Interestingly, I had a brief panic attack when they laid out the universe's history along a 1 year calendar timeline and explained that all of human recorded history took place in the last 14 seconds of the year and that our lives....well, microseconds wouldn't even cover it.

Until I remembered that matter is not lost in the universe and, as they pointed out in the show, we are all made of exploded stars. And that the stars must have been equally as scared when they were exploding because they could not have imagined they'd end up as (or in) us. So it is OK to be a bit freaked. And who knows what the next "calendar" year will bring when we change form again.

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bradcpu From: bradcpu Date: March 10th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful.
catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: March 10th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
"..we are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon..."
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: March 10th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here, have some Joni Mitchell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3SjqGfe-yM
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