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Mojo Monday ~ Remember Your Wow-ness

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Remember Your Wow-ness by Patricia Lynn Reilly
(Poem appears in Patricia’s book called Words Made Flesh.)
Remember Your Wow-ness
Verse 1
Do you ever look up at the night sky and say WOW?
Well you’re made of the same WOW-ness as the night sky.
Verse 2
Do you ever get lost in it’s bigness and say WOW?
Well you’re made of the same WOW-ness as the big sky.
Verse 3
Do you ever feel held by its darkness and say WOW?
Well you’re made of the same WOW-ness as the dark sky.
Verse 4
Do you feel the tug of the full moon and say WOW?
Well you’re made of the same WOW-ness as the full moon.
Verse 5
Do you ever try to count the stars and say WOW?
Well you’re made of the same WOW-ness as the night star.
Voice Choir
You are composed of the same stuff as the Milky Way.
You are an exquisite dimension of the Galaxy’s development.
You are a space the Universe fashioned to feel its own grandeur.
You are an individualized expression of WOW. WOW!

We ARE the stars.
Listen to Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse,
and understand why he feels big, not small, as part of the universe.
Something we should all remember when we feel alone, insignificant, or disconnected.

 This video is a result of when he was asked by TIME magazine,

“What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”

This is his answer.



The Most Astounding Fact from Max Schlickenmeyer on Vimeo.

Image above is known as the Galactic Rose ~ Taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disc that is tidally distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. The swathe of blue jewels across the top is the combined light from clusters of intensely bright and hot young blue stars. These massive stars glow fiercely in ultraviolet light.