Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
Herbie Hancock - Amelia ft. Luciana Souza
from: River: The Joni Letters
You would think while the hours helped,
if the wind was right, then follow
a current along shore till a beach
offered. Sand, or whatever you thought,
held far-apart tracks. You landed, or your
story did, and found what was always
treasure, by choosing other than the trail,
a little aside, or turning earlier, or later.
Whatever you found, you replaced.
After the waves come back, no one
has walked: your story untells
itself. We let wings carry us
miles and miles back and forth
over the smooth sand. We love
your track of not leaving any,
the blank that says, “I was here.”
—William Stafford, “A Private Person”
Art Credit Katheryn Love
This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again
For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment
So overdue I owed them
Swept away I’m stolen
Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
And face it all together
A Spongey Rubble Pile
With an average diameter of 270 kilometres, the Saturn moon Hyperion is the largest irregular satellite in our solar system—and one of the strangest too. Until 1981, the moon just looked like a speck to astronomers, but the Voyager II flyby revealed its ungainly shape, its heavily pockmarked surface, and the way it spins in a tumbling, chaotic orbit around the ringed giant Saturn. More recently, the Cassini spacecraft has given us more in-depth images, revealing its porous spongey appearance (40% of the moon may just be empty space) and showing that the walls of its craters are bright, suggesting that the moon is composed mostly of water ice. Mysteriously, the floors of the craters are covered in dark reddish material. Data tells us that it may be organic and rich in complex hydrocarbons, which are sometimes the building blocks of life. It’s suspected that this material came from another of Saturn’s moons, Iapetus. The moon is made up of smaller ice and rock bodies, and is likely a remnant from a larger moon destroyed by a major collision—now, it doesn’t have enough gravity to actually compact itself, so it’s basically just an eccentric pile of rubble.
(Image Credit: National Geographic)
we always want to see what is hidden by what we see”.
the fabric of night
opens at your neck and falls
till daylight intrudes