Monday, August 16, 2010

The 14 Billion Years It Took

Do you remember, at the start, how small everything was? Smaller than a point. Like everything was somewhere between a thought, almost, and a reality, almost. And then I looked at you and thought


And then everything that would ever happen, happened.


Chop Logik said...

I think this is the closest to the truth of the universe as anyone's been.

zonedin said...

14 Billion years of thoughts, words, and deeds brought us to this day.

Unknown said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Chop Logik.

As if you need reminding, with the comments you get every day telling you so; this is beautiful. You are beautiful.

holly said...


Arian Tejano said...

how such a very scientific fact can become a detail of art :)

fizzleh said...

Wow, that's such an incredible thought.

Reina said...

yes, back when the world was only potential energy. back when it was that simple. And look at the complicated world now, im sitting in front of a computer writing something that a person around the world could possibly see.
havent you ever sat and thought about the begining of time? when the earth was created? what was before that? And isnt it amazing if you sit and think that these pens, myself, my phone, this paper, was all created? from what? do you ever think what if there was no life, no universe, no being. then what would be? if there was nothing? our minds cant wrap around that thought because we indeed are something, but thinking about what is if there is nothing intruiges me so.
you may read this and have no idea what im talking about, but if you do, if you've thought these thoughts yourself, isnt it the darndest thing? it really makes you go "wow". what if?

Unknown said...

This is sheer poetry. The whole expanse of existence distilled into a singular thought. Superb.

Anonymous said...

Your words are sometimes the only thing that gets me by on rough day.
I check it every morning when I wake up and continuesly until I see it!

Thank you!<3

bubu said...

i love this :)

bubu said...

i love this :)

Anonymous said...

wow. just wow.

Ahonui said...

I love how you connect a few lines to your images. They are raw and real. They really make you pause and get back to the present moment. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I know that I will spend the entirety of my existence and all the energy I can bring to bear in trying to understand, and yet I will never really understand.
But it's okay, I guess.

Miss Philosophy said...

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan US lawyer, orator, & politician (1860 - 1925)

Anonymous said...

But I cannot hold my breath
my breath is no longer mine
It’s yours,
you stole it
and gave it to

Standing here
in this moment
at the inception of time
because time is only with you,
or only without you
suspended in inertia
my heart asleep, and trapped in this velocity of years,
risen through the smoke of forgotten days

I knew you,
before I knew you existed

Hello, was
the act of receipt,
Hello, was
a stealthy acquisition of my heart
Hello, is
this exquisite point in time
these limber years
where I can touch you across continents
and bring you close to me

at least, sewn here in these interim moments
before you will be next to me


Yue Huan said...

thank you for putting my feelings into words

Anonymous said...

I am glad that what happened has happened. At this moment I have yet to understand what the Universe was trying to teach me by having you in my life, I hope that answer comes to me soon.

Everyone I have known during this time has told me you'll never know if you don't step forward to find out. And I let my expectations get the better of me. I came away empty-handed. You'll enjoy your beaches and your coffee, you'll clear your mind and fill your lungs with the air of this different place. And I will remain here, sight and thoughts clouded by rejection, misunderstanding, struggling to breathe against the crushing weight of my own self-judgement.

It wasn't the flames of an overzealous passion that burned me, it was a jolt from something I knew I shouldn't have touched--should have gone with that gut-feeling of 'leave it alone, it does no good to you.'

But like everyone said, even my own conscience, I wouldn't have known.

Anonymous said...

I know what you do not... if you were to move closer towards me, in a tangible way, you would be moving towards open arms. And lips.

Anonymous said...


vijay kumar sappatti said...

just amazing


Anonymous said...

It seemed there was no reason that I thought "?" when I looked at you and as though it was only natural that everything that would ever happened, indeed happened. A very apt description.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what my life is, in the best way possible.