Category Cosmology

Landing

Waiting for the landing, for a soft fall to the spongy earth, Waiting for the lift of dank air, Waiting to drop down into my stomach and toes and the planet’s fire, Waiting for this spinning and clenching to come to rest on the shoulders .     of ancient, living rock. It’s been months of […]

The Earth That We Knew Is Gone

I have been waiting for the grief to come, and today, reading Bill McKibben’s eaarth, my grief was set loose when I read his summary of the de facto changes that have beset our lovely jewel planet. After chronicling the reasons our dear Gaia cannot recover in any recognizable way from the devastation that has already taken place, […]

Belated Earth Day Love Letter

This is your day, sweet Earth, dear planet swimming gently and powerfully through the sky. My dear ancestor, my cradle, my mother, my home. Today, truly, all I want is to look into your eyes and understand — you, myself, the cosmos. All I want is to stand in the wonder, arms outstretched, open to […]

Water

It came to me this morning casually pouring a glass of water: here is depth, here in my hand, liquid stardust, billions of years old, the elixir of life on earth and I can drink it. Millions of molecules have traveled billions of places and come to me, come through me, from that deep, dark past bearing […]

King’s Canyon

She said to go depth, find my place in the deep of things, travel down, down to the canyon bottom, feel those granite walls, majestic, decorated in scraps of life, and the smaller sky, swimming among the clouds, covering me in my hidden abode. There in that secret place, find the windy arms to hold […]

Mystic Dance of Mortality

My journey away from theism hasn’t entirely landed in the atheism camp; as I said in my last post, I seem to live in the borderlands between religion and atheism, with connections to both. But what brings me to this vast wilderness out of the comfy Christianity I used to know? Mortality. Here’s the old […]

Getting Started

It seems appropriate to start my blog explaining the title: Luminous Immensity. It describes my artistic appraisal of both the physical/cosmic universe as well as the universe infinitely present within all of us. When I feel my place in this radiant and grand cosmos, I am happy, grounded, and life is satisfying to me. When […]