Here is a picture I took last year.
It was sunset beside Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in northern New York State in the United States.
Everything was still. The water in the lake was very calm. Hardly a leaf moved.
Another wonderful day with the family was at its close.
And yet in the midst of that stillness and quiet plenty was happening and continues to happen as you read this post.
- We are on a planet rotating at 1,000 mph at the equator.
- Our planet is rotating around the sun at 66,000 mph.
- We are part of the Milky Way galaxy which is spiraling at 450,000 mph.
- Our Milky Way galaxy is moving towards the constellation of Hydra at 1,340.000 mph.
And all that was happening on that quiet evening beside tranquil Owasco Lake.
And it is still happening right now as you read this post.
Just one more parting shot.
- Our Milky Way galaxy is huge.
- It takes our Milky Way about 250 million Earth years to rotate once.
- The radius of the Milky Way is 52,850 light years.
- In the Milky Way there are a couple of billion stars, including our sun.
We certainly live in the midst of wonder.
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I love the perspective. “To see a world in a grain of sand. And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. And eternity in an hour.” – William Blake