I’m outside with Zeke.
It’s dark. Still. Quiet.
We’re both calm.
I look up.
He’s sniffing.
Yes, I sense it too.
Something bigger, much bigger here.

In quietness,
the sound of eternity
can at times be heard—
the stars somehow closer and
a sense of the earth’s moving.

~ Michael Boiano

Milky Way Fact Source: Thank you Rob Firchau @ The Hammock Papers


  1. YES.


  2. much bigger yet we so often do not recognize it


  3. we feel it, we sense it, yet cannot fully take it all in or describe it. kind of like the 5th taste element, umami.


    • Yes. I had to look up unami – thanks for expanding my vocab

      a category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter), corresponding to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate.


  4. Humbling…


  5. It is good to take in the awesomeness of our universe…. Makes you stop and really think


  6. Goosebumps and a shiver… 🙂


  7. Sensing that “much bigger” can soothe the soul in times like these.


  8. May we never be too busy, tired, jaded, old, infirm, sick or indifferent to look up; a simple childhood joy that we can actually hold on to, and so many wonders above us!


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