I was determined not to let this month go by without a blog post, but with the New Year approaching, it looks like I won't get a chance to be my normal, verbose self. Maybe brevity will suit me better.
I've been thinking about Christmas lights (the kind that make it look like they're moving), rivers and ocean waves in relation to this quote by Dharma teacher Andrea Fella: "The Buddha understood human beings as a process rather than an entity," and this (paraphrased) quote from biologist Richard Dawkins: "Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you... Some people find this thought disturbing; I find the reality thrilling."
This "song," I think, very effectively captures the awe I feel when I think of such things. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have (and check out that guy's site for even more cool stuff).
"The Cosmos is also within us; we're made of star stuff. We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself."
Happy New Year, everyone. See you in 2010.
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