in case you have forgotten our smallness remember this scale

in case you have forgotten
our smallness
remember this scale

if the sun
were as big as a football
the earth would be

a peppercorn

the head of a pin

& venus
just another peppercorn

with our
turning blue & white
fragment of spice
set about 26 yards
away from that soccer ball

how big
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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27 Responses to in case you have forgotten our smallness remember this scale

  1. davidtrudel says:

    Perspective rules
    At times I feel I’m small as the tiniest grain
    Of sand
    On the beach pounded by relentless surf
    Yet to myself
    I’m everything
    Reducing all
    Every other thing
    To a diminuition
    Of a fully realized
    We work it out

  2. … like a mote of dust in a sunbeam …

  3. Anne says:

    Very clever – and my kids will love this! 🙂

  4. Rhonda says:

    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.

  5. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    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. 🙂

  6. I will settle to be a mustard seed~ 🙂

  7. nelle says:

    And there are stars out there that make the soccer ball look like a peppercorn.

  8. Pretty close to nothingness 🙂

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