Looking Up into the Vastness

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Yes, I see you down there
looking up into my vastness.

What are you hoping
to find on my vacant face,

there within the margins
of telephone wires?

You should know I am only
bright blue now because of physics:

molecules break and scatter
my light from the sun

more than any other color.
You know my variations—

azure at noon, navy by midnight.
How often I find you

then on your patio, pajamaed
and distressed, head thrown

back so your eyes can pick apart
not the darker version of myself

but the carousel of stars.
To you I am merely background.

You barely hear my voice.
Remember I am most vibrant

when air breaks my light.
Do something with your brokenness.
~David Hernandez “Sincerely, The Sky”

 

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I probably spend too much time looking up at the sky – waking early to see what colors are being painted across the horizon and rushing through chores to try to catch the last streaks of orange in the west.

Yet the vast and overwhelming vistas tape together the fragments left of my day; I have been sliced and diced into 15 minute segments, trying hard to be the glue for others who arrive shattered into pieces.

I am a broken witness as Someone choreographs the movement, the shapes, the colors and the light.

So much to be done with brokenness.

 

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2 thoughts on “Looking Up into the Vastness

  1. Just this morning, I was outside watering my container flower plants and enjoying the sunrise. It was spectacular again. How does God do it again and again and again? So much variety in the landscape of the early morning sky.

    At the farm, I had more visual access to the sunset. Here we have no windows giving us a good view of the sunset. But, here we have a bank of windows in the sunroom facing the east. This morning while sitting there, I was wondering how many degrees of the sky can I see of the sunrise from my recliner. I Googled that question and found this. I’ll have to check back later when I have time,,, https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/measuring-the-sky-by-hand.html
    The sunroom and the view of the sunrise and the cloud formations and all the other bits of nature that come to our space here is such a huge gift and one of the best things about the place God has given us to call home, after leaving the farm.

    Yes, I too, enjoy looking at the skyscape.

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  2. “Yet the vast and overwhelming vistas tape together the fragments left of my day; I have been sliced and diced into 15 minute segments, trying hard to be the glue for others who arrive shattered into pieces.” This image. Powerful, Emily. Oh, the contrast.

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