Monday, March 28, 2011

A Teaspoon of Star Stuff

I recently visited New York's American Museum of Natural History and was thoroughly star-struck by the Rose Planetarium's show "Journey to the Stars." I learned that the first stars in the universe were far more massive than today's balls of gas. They burned quick and hot before flaring out. Now here's the stelliferous part: we contain about a teaspoon's portion of these original stars.

Sidereal, dude! Try thirteen billion years' worth of awesome.

So the next time you feel doubt, rejection, or the mundanities of mortality smothering the spark and syllable from your soul, REMEMBER YOUR EMBER, my fellow scribblers.

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