Saturday, January 12, 2008

on my mind.

he asked me "do you know what a black hole is?"

i replied "yes. its a place in outer space...where stuff gets lost"

he laughed. "that might be the best answer i've ever heard"

"i know there is more to it please...tell me, what is it?"

"well, in a sense, stuff does get lost. it can be the result of a dead star"


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark,—
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

(who knew?)


if stars die...and become black holes...then its like they never existed.
or is a black hole visible?

a black hole is a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing can escape after having fallen past the event horizon. The name comes from the fact that even electromagnetic radiation (e.g. light) is unable to escape, rendering the interior invisible. However, black holes can be detected if they interact with matter outside the event horizon, for example by drawing in gas from an orbiting star. The gas spirals inward, heating up to very high temperatures and emitting large amounts of radiation in the process.[2][3][4]

i like this.
so if huge, luminous balls of gas basically disappear and are identified only when outside elements are involved...then anything is possible. really... anything!
this is a phenomenon.

stuff dies...even stars.

today's sermon has left me with a lot of hope and understanding (a lovely combo)
conclusion: change and evolution happens and is ultimately necessary.

if it happens in outer space, then it also happens in inner space. (me)

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