Haibun Thinking – December 23rd 2014

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Image: Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night

It was that moment when I was standing on the edge that I began to think about the universe and my place in it. I reflected for some time before arriving at the place I am in now.

Tonight as I look up into the heavens and contemplate the massive universe we live in I realise how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things, whatever that might be.

I remembered travelling to the east one year, during a winter storm, with snow blizzarding around me and me thinking I may have to stop but if I do will I be buried and not be able to find my way out.

None of that happened as it turned out.

But it may me think about how lucky I am to live where I do.

As I stand under the stars on this warm summers night, the myriad of stars twinkling at inestimable distances from earth I see a star shoot across the heavens, it only takes a few seconds, but a tiny moment of wonder for me.

standing looking up

wonders of the universe

in summer magic

Written for: https://haibunthinking.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/haibun-thinking-december-23rd-2014/

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14 Responses to Haibun Thinking – December 23rd 2014

  1. Al says:

    The universe is indeed a wonder. Something beautiful. Thank you, and I hope you have great New Year

  2. Eleni says:

    Nature is indeed a great teacher! I am always in awe of the ‘words’ it has to offer.

  3. Pensive piece, Sir Tommy, time for reflection.

  4. Bastet says:

    It’s such a wonderful thing to be moved by the stars … lovely haibun Michael.

  5. mandy says:

    This was wonderful to read, Michael, since in my part of the world it is the gray/rainy season, and there are no visible stars in the sky. But I know they are there. It’s nice to know we share the same universe.

  6. What a magical night you have described in your beautiful haibun, Michael!

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