For Small Creatures Such as We

“…the vastness is bearable only through Love.” So writes the great cosmologist and science popularizer Carl Sagan in his science-fiction book “Contact”, a story exploring the implications of extraterrestrial communications with the human race and the rapid fire, overwhelming changes that may accompany such a signal. While our skies may yet be empty we nonetheless find ourselves in this very same vastness; cosmically, between the very big and very small, culturally, between the extreme polarizations and unkindness that proliferate. Today we seek that which grounds us in the big emptiness; that which is above and that wound which is deep in our hearts. Let us seek the Love that makes the vastness bearable.