Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second." Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland. I was born into a universe that had existed forever and would last forever. I was born into a universe that had been in existence since 4004 BC. I was born into a universe that was infinitely old and … Continue reading Ever.
Soldiers stare in poets' guise, shout bloody words at careless skies. Faces bowed are steeped in grief, and turn away from warrior and thief. Art ensnared in martial rule, followed by bloodlust thirsty fools. Teachers caught are sold and bought, preach manifestoes to the worth of naught. Mourning not another day, these people force my … Continue reading Out of the Ecliptic.
Sitting out in the garden the other night, for the weather was clement, I had a sort of Father Ted moment. The clouds were clearing and in the darkening sky I could see some stars. Being cognisant of the locations of the constellations I reasoned that the lower bright star was Sirius and the slightly … Continue reading Small. Far away.
In the summer months I like to sit-out in the garden as the light fades and watch the stars appearing. Tiny points of light, unimaginably far away but bright enough to be seen across those vast distances. It's easy with the aid of a reference book, or a computer program to look up and say, … Continue reading Taxi to the Stars