"People who daily expect to encounter fabulous realities run smack into them again and again. They keep their minds open for their eyes." (Ken Macrorie)
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Old Made New
Today, thanks to the Planck satellite, we learned that the Universe is 80 to 100 million years older than we thought. (Just consider that.) The relic radiation shimmers in blue and gold only 380,000 years after the Big Bang. From out there, the great sun struck my bottle tree, turning snail, leaf, and dead stems into blue and gold light, the cool of shadow and heat of oven.