This sonnet is a second look at an old analogy. The funny thing is most of us imagine no more than a few dozen beaches full of sand, when we hear the expression all the grains of sand on Earth. We scarcely can approach anywhere near near-infinity in our thinking, but satisfy ourselves that this analogy to the number of galaxies in our universe helps us grasp the enormity of our multiverse. (Now multiply that by one hundred billion, as an average number of stars per galaxy.)




Nonetheless, I think we’ve all had that “aha!” moment, when glimpsing a view so grand, we stand in awe of how small our vision had been.

We call it mind-blowing, because of its rapid expansion of our comprehension.

And that’s a good thing, no matter how we get a handle on it.


Author’s recording.

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