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Comment by Gaytor on April 14, 2010 at 12:46pm
"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 there chemically enriched 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… That makes me smile. And I actually feel quite large at the end of that…. We are in the universe, and the universe is in us". - Neil deGrasse Tyson I used this in my father's Eulogy. I like the sentiment and fact that we are sourced from the universe.
Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on April 14, 2010 at 12:50pm
That's an awesome quote, Gaytor - and very appropriate for your dad's eulogy. It's quite poetic. Thanks for sharing this.
Comment by Keith A. Szilagyi on April 14, 2010 at 3:18pm
I like both of the quotes. Thank you both.
Comment by caleb daniel on April 15, 2010 at 2:33am
This quote causes me to reflect on how religion and spirituality have had the monopoly on poetry, music and art as far back as our earliest cave drawings and jungle chants. The arts have always been used as a way to communicate to something beyond yourself or to say something meaningful and universal. What is not taken into consideration is that fact that there is more poetry in science, math and truth than the most beautiful of religious art. The Sistine Chapel doesn't compare to the majesty of the orchids bloom or when light is refracted off the surface of a raindrop, displaying a rainbow spectrum of light that inspires and fulfills. This new Renaissance of the Mind, that we are experiencing, is going to bring art that fulfills both hemispheres of the mind. I feel I can say that because I am a musician and writer myself and I can no longer sing and write about the frivolities of spirituality even in it's most infantile forms. Atheism carries with it bigger and more important tenants. Truth, Freedom, Equality, Understanding, Peace, and Pride. How can an artist not pull from this pallet.
Comment by kelltrill on April 15, 2010 at 5:54am
Beautiful.

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