Wonder of life
Accumulation and compression
Giving light and heat.
Dancing to the beat.
As a universe comes alive
We hear, see and touch:
Spawning life and consciousness
Without which, there isn’t much.
Straight out of the atom –
The substance of life
Pours forth into the cosmos
Until all life is rife.
Opher – 19.12.2019
I sometimes imagine a universe without life, with no eyes to see its stars, no consciousness to wonder at it.
All that majesty, all that might, all that wonder, with nobody to appreciate it.
What a waste that would be.
I cannot help thinking that it is us, all life on earth, that gives the whole universe meaning. Without us there is no-one to ponder, love and glory in its staggering scope and glory.
The universe is a wondrous place. At least we are here to appreciate that.