Thursday, December 2, 2010
Stars, Bacteria, God, And A Virgin. You Know. The Regular Stuff
So they are saying that there are three times the number of stars in the galaxy than we knew about.
And yet- I am not surprised. They could tell me that there are a million times the number of stars in the galaxy than we knew and I would be no more amazed. My mind can't fathom such things. I can't even begin to imagine the number of mice and squirrels that live in the walls of my house.
So...stars in the galaxy?
There's enough for me to see and to be in wonderment at. And that's all I can tell you, that's all I can handle.
Sometimes science makes SO MUCH SENSE and sometimes, it just doesn't. After hearing that report which said that up to 75% of the human body's DNA is made up not of human DNA but of bacterial DNA, I have pondered and pondered and still can't figure that shit out. It just leads to so many questions that seem to have no answers. What if humans are merely an invention of bacteria to carry them around, to host their little life-parties? What if my bacteria are hippy-non-believing bacteria and that's why I dress the way I do and hate Christmas while your bacteria are firmly faithful and want you to wear makeup (Mmmm.... Makeup) and decorate your home with those plastic thingees they sell at Walgreens?
You can buy lots of makeup at Walgreens, too. Perhaps Walgreens is just an invention of bacteria.
What if bacteria is GOD???!!!
Oh Lord. No. I am not stoned. I promise.
Well, Owen is coming soon and the knee will get the Big Test. Can I carry around an almost thirty-pound boy and survive? NO DANCING! I am going to try and make him walk as much as possible. He is certainly capable of it. He can out-run an adult now but he just likes the view from my hip. I must have a comfy hip.
It's going to be a full day of Owen and then rehearsal. I feel up to the task. I slept like a beast and if I dreamed, I don't remember. And the stars did not care but careened in great wheels of glory above my sleeping head and I did not even know.
Sweet rebecca is posting a virgin a day until Our Lady of Guadalupe's birthday on Dec. 12. I certainly have enough virgins in this house for THAT project, although nowhere near the number of stars which are in the sky or bacteria which are in and on my body. Thank goodness! But here is my favorite virgin with stars.
Can I multi-task or what?
Happy Thursday, y'all. Ponder our insignificance and wonder at the miracle of our being here at all.