There is nothing quite like gazing at an Upper Hunter Milky Way. Away from lights, away from smog, we say adios to the sun and the day. The stars shine and they dazzle and they reach over our heads. One thing is for sure, this can’t be seen from your beds. It’s easy to get lost in that great dark expanse. Let’s just remember, we are here simply by chance.
Way back in the day, in a time before land, scientific stuff far smaller than sand, bound together in one way or another. It all happened in an instance, it caused quite a lot bother. Out of the darkness it came, it’s tricky to fathom. A Universe so big, just think of a chasm. A chasm so vast it goes on forever. No end in sight, you can never say never.
These thoughts take a hold when I stare into space. The luck of the draw to have been given my place, on this tiny blue planet that supports all our life. The Serengeti, the Arctic, Yosemite and Yellowknife, are parks we must treasure, protect and maintain. The human existence has nothing to gain, by letting it slip off into the distance. For it could all be gone despite our resistance.
So as I stand on my silo, and drift off into the stars, I ponder them all, Alpha Centauri, Orion, Sagittarius and Mars. What else could be out there? Are we alone? Should we care? Many questions unanswered yet there’s one thing I know, we should all take a breath, calm down and go slow. Where ever you are look up and you just may, exclaim to the world or yourself, Oh my what a wonderful Milky Way.