After the Explosion

After the Explosion


“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson


On any given day,

after the explosion,

you will find this particular collection of particles,

who I sometimes call me,

trying to capture other masses made of molecules,

which I sometimes call…

a bee,

a flower,

a feather,

an object,

or raindrops,

which I sometimes call…

tears from the sky,

diamonds of dancing light.


Many of my shots are blurry,

for that’s often what I’m after,

those things which can only be seen,

when there is no focus,

when the focal point is everything,

and nothing.


“Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”

― Bill Bryson


* for E is for Explosion

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