in case you have forgotten
remember this scale
if the sun
were as big as a football
the earth would be
the head of a pin
just another peppercorn
turning blue & white
fragment of spice
set about 26 yards
away from that soccer ball
do you feel now?
About Susan L Daniels
I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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This is great!
🙂 thanks, Julie. I needed to put things in perspective this very early morning.
Well you certainly did that!
I very much agree.
At times I feel I’m small as the tiniest grain
On the beach pounded by relentless surf
Yet to myself
Every other thing
To a diminuition
Of a fully realized
We work it out
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! Sometimes, insomnia is not such a bad thing. Thanks for sharing.
… like a mote of dust in a sunbeam …
Very clever – and my kids will love this! 🙂
Thanks, Anne–think mine will too 😉
🙂 nice to put things in perspective once in a while. It we stand on a peppercorn, I have no idea what to compare us with…
like a grain of sand in god’s shoe. not even big enough to know i’m there. hmmm, very humbling to say the least.
Yes–we are tiny, tiny things with a big attitude problem 😉
not that all attitude is bad–sometimes it is refreshing!
I really like how you deliver this with humor, but it still is pointed.
I have been reading Chris Hedges’ War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning and the scope of human suffering also reminds me of how small I am. I like that there are many ways to be reminded of this and that includes humor. 🙂
Thanks, Jeremy–sounds like a great read. Maybe I should have titled this subatomic particles with attitude.
I will settle to be a mustard seed~ 🙂
And there are stars out there that make the soccer ball look like a peppercorn.
Pretty close to nothingness 🙂
Yes. Itty bitty specks with attitude 😉
Lil speckaz wid attitude 🙂
Thank you, C.