Quote, You are All Stardust

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.

-Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than


Don’t be afraid
To ask outright
for what you need,

It is not a burden,
But to hold it in,
And go without,
Because you feared
When you were most in need.

All you can do is ask,
There is no shame
In asking



I am a sinner, a believer,
I am lost, I am found,
I am a pagan,
A believer in all; a believer
In the good,

I am hopeful,
I am doubtful,
I am cycled in this circle
Of infinite turns,
In part with this single life,
I am,

And I am turning,
Sometimes aware,
But most often oblivious to my movement,
And I turn,
By the magnetism
Of existence,
As pulled
Are we all.