Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hubble and Troubles

I don't know if you believe there is other life in the universe or not. Sometimes I don't know if I believe it. I suppose you could say that my belief is that other life forms don't necessarily want to come to Earth to abduct and study us. It seems unusually cruel, unless you consider that they might think of us like we think of lab rats. (In that case, maybe it's our comeuppance). I also don't know if you believe in God or a higher power, but I saw a video this morning that was just awe-inspiring and wanted to share it with you here. This is a video composed of images and narration about some of the things found by the Hubble Space Telescope. It certainly makes my troubles seem small. It makes me wonder why God would care about a single hair on my head, and that makes it all the more awe-inspiring. Enjoy - D


Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Well Momma, I'm at an internet cafe and there is now sound. So I started to watch this, but I think I need the sound to complete the experience, although the visuals are quite stunning....I just wish I knew what I was looking at (except for earth..I *Did* recognize that...haha)

Yes, Momma..the very hairs on your head *are* numbered....

Someone is in a contemplative mood...

Momma said...

Lavinia - Yes, you need sound for this. It is nicely narrated and has great music in the background. Contemplative? Oh yes. Very much so lately.

Peace - D

SandyCarlson said...

This is a gorgeous video. I think the are mysteries; they keep us humble.

I love the chant in the background of this video. The mystery of the universe really is a spiritual one!

Dave Baldwin said...

Hi Momma,

It's 7:40 Sunday morning, Seattle time. At this moment I am listening to one of the most beautiful pieces of sacred music ever written, Vivaldi's "Gloria in D." Reluctantly, I took time out from Vivaldi to watch this video. I'm glad I did—I did not miss a thing!

looking out
over the caramel landscape,
Nature's God said,
upon this blade of grass,
I build my church

K.C. said...

It would take more space than I have here to even begin to explain how I feel about the video you showed here.

I stared at this on Nasa's site for I don't know how many hours. I remember being so awe inspired by it all. I spent so many nights outside just staring up into the sky just comtemplating my place in the whole scheme.

I tell you, it didn't make me feel small. It did make me humble. That was where I guess my "journey" (to sound a little cheesy) started forming. I started thinking big at that point. It wasn't about the money at all. I started seeing life in a whole new way after seeing that video.

I started doing so much research after that into so many other things, but ironically, that is one of the places that it started... I am so glad that you put this on your site...

Oh, by the way... great new on the emergency fund! Kayce

Daryl said...

Thank you for posting this .. its so cool


Momma said...

Sandy - I agree. The mystery is indeed a spiritual one.

Dave - Wonderful sentiment to add to this amazing video. Thanks for taking a moment to watch it.

K.C. - We just never know what is going to kick off our life's journeys, do we?

Daryl - I'm glad you liked it. My husband is fascinated with the work of the Hubble, and he hadn't seen this either. For once, I had the jump on him :-)

Peace - D

Maggie May said...

it is awesome isn't it? And even more so that God knows every hair on our heads!

Momma said...

Maggie - Yes, ma'am, it is awesome. I don't know if there's other life out there, but I suspect there is. It gives one something to contemplate.

Peace - D

CrazyCath said...

Awe - inspiring as you say Momma. Absolutely fantastic and very very interesting.
How small we are in such a vast universe. We could never hope to understand it all.