" star stuff "


dear friends,

borne out of a dance of atomic particles, colliding and exchanging electric transmissions, you have emerged into the world fully formed and ever-evolving.

we describe often the coming and goings-on of energies, transference, and other biological processes. brief moments of such significance, however light or minuscule, aide in the shaping of everything.

when you remove the attributes of the purely molecular, the purely mechanical, the machinery of it all, what is left is the loveliest jumbled and enigmatic array of soul, personality, imagination, humor, and demeanor.

when i first heard of the well-known carl sagan quote, i was astounded and needed to sit with it for a while.

"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." 

you remain the most intriguing entity connected to all things. singular and unlike all others, surely there has been and never will be any being like you. and this is the amazing reality of your everyday.

the simplicity of it all magnified by the sheer complexity and randomness of it all. we are all the deep realized truth of the original promise of it all. that out from nothing, everything emerged like a beautifully mirrored dark matter, into an extended and everlasting luminance.

ever yours lovingly,

c. bay on a friday of no particular distinction