20 July 2016

Here is the thing

Here is the thing
about galaxies, suns, and planets in their courses
about civilizations and communities,
about people.

They all end.We all end.

The dinosaurs
vanished in a blink of the eye of the universe
but the galaxies, suns, and moons spun on alone.
Not forever.

They too will stop,
winding down in the red heat death of the universe.
The incrdible life creating energy
ending in death.

If they end,
So we end.

Until that time,
Humans can wail about the coming of the end.
That is an option our self-knowelge gives to us,
fear of future.

Birthright wasted.
Using our fear of the end as a sheild against joy,
Instead of as a catalyst into delight.
Birthright redeemed.

Time rolls on,
Ends foreseen.

But not our lives.
The time given us by the great explosion of Joy
by the energy of creation, surging life,
choices to come.


Originally published at the Episcopal Cafe: Speaking to the Soul on 18 July 2016.

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