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Cosmic Consequence

Seeing spirals of Andromeda's dish flinging itself towards the Milky Way; many billion stars stuck in divine drama. Through Gaia Observatory's scope eyes - seems like two Ospreys warring in the skies. Yet yields colossal change, spun at light speeds. Seeing clearly our own old origins, for mortals, this is how it all begins. Knowing the truth may relieve one's worry, hear earth's dynamic galactic story. We're such specks, one of trillions; in its vastness, aren't many minions. Seeing one's self on our globe, universe; always has had deep meaning for humans. These billions of spheres shall surely collide, the laws of physics cannot be denied. Orbiting at an edge of our disk's swirl, this galaxy's end will likely unfurl.

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Date: 12/27/2021 12:41:00 PM
The immenseness of of the universe boggles the mind yet we are a part of it too. I really enjoyed your insightful poem Greg. I hope your holiday was happy. Blessings xxoo
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Greg Gaul
Date: 12/28/2021 8:25:00 AM
Pondering the vastness is a welcomed distraction over our tumultuous political catastrophe. Blessings to you too, have a great New Year. Looking forward to more of your moving work.
Date: 12/24/2021 3:13:00 AM
A poem that makes me stand back and think. A great write Greg.The bigger picture is indeed a very big picture. I learnt as a nurse that the human brain has more connections than there have been seconds since dinosaurs ruled the earth. I'm not sure who's counting these things but despite such an amazing thought we are but specks on the pinhead of something far, far bigger. All the best Greg. Cheers - Gary
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Greg Gaul
Date: 12/24/2021 5:10:00 AM
So great to hear from you and have you visit. You're so right, it's hard for the Western mind to think of themselves as just a speck. But, what the heck! It's just poetry fun, ain't it? Have a happy holiday Gary, Andromeda is just a few light years away!
Date: 12/23/2021 7:47:00 AM
I love science, and especially astrophysics-- what is amazing is how we puny and briefly lived humans can even ponder this vast universe...or God, for that matter I suppose-- have a happy Christmas my friend and a blessed 2022!
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Greg Gaul
Date: 12/23/2021 12:56:00 PM
Seeing ourselves in reality cuts through all our ego and illusion. 110 billion peoplehave lived since human history began. It's hard to think of yourself as important once you look at the numbers. But the humility does improve our writing and poetry. Happy Holidays to you too.