We look up and we see the sun, the clouds that cover it sometimes, the bird in formation, the whites and bright blues.
We look up and we see the moon, the stars that accompany it, the lit skyline, the blacks and the deep blues.
And yet we see only a very small fraction of what’s up there. Perhaps, only 0.0000000000…..1% of the almost infinite universe. We look up and we feel humbled of how minute our existence is.
We look up and something or someone might also be looking down at us. It is beautiful marriage of perspectives.
“I should have been an astronomer,” I say sometimes. The same way when I say “I should have been an artist, or a writer, or an archaeologist, or an historian, or a biologist…” Because, we know only 0.0000000000…..1% of this almost impermanent world.
We look up aiming to grasp all the knowledge the universe can give only to look back down to this place we thought we know fully. It is a painful discovery of a paradox.
These are the thoughts I had in mind while touring around the Australian National University’s Mt. Stromlo Observatory. Sharing these photos from our tour is perfect for this week’s challenge.
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