To Sail The Shores of Eternity

cosmos

 

We stand on the shores of eternity

We gaze across the endless oceans of life

We cast our eyes to the continual reaches of space

It is then that we realize that we are mere specks in the cosmic hourglass

Our lives are just a few grains of stardust

Stardust reformed from an ancient cycle of life

https://lochgarry.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/shores-of-eternity/

For a few moments let’s leave the chaotic confines of our planet and venture out into the cosmic ocean of which our earth is a part.  Like Carl Sagan imagined in his brilliant COSMOS series, our starship of the imagination can soar to worlds near and far; behold wonders and delights; view young and ancient stars and worlds; listen to cosmic harmonies; and bathe in sublime hues.

If we need a bit of help with our imaginary journey to the majesty of the beyond, here are two videos to aid in that journey or star trek as we unfurl our sails to catch the cosmic winds.

Universe eagle nebula

The Majestic Beauty of the Cosmos (Hubble) HD Relaxing space music NASA

“All images courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

“The music is “Sail the Cosmic Ocean” by The Amnis Initiative. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khySM1YBQvA

The Spectacular Elegance of the Universe, the best of Hubble in FULL HD 1080p NASA

“All images courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

“The music is “Isle of the Wandering Spirits” from the album “Distant Dreams” by The Amnis Initiative. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG_h9C_HOc

To capture the star winds and set sail on the cosmic ocean, what a glorious adventure that would be.  On this isle of wandering spirits in the vastness of eons many of us are restless with our confinement to this planet traversing the cosmos.

Perhaps, one day we will be free not only to imagine but to reach the stars of the vast ocean which surround us. To explore the outer limits, the outer banks, of the aeonic shore line of eternity is our destiny.

Like the Bard of Avalon once wrote

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits and

Are melted into air, into thin air.

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself—

Yea, all which it inherit—shall dissolve,

And like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on, and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, Act 4, Scene 1

Anton Jankovoy: 'The photo of the Milky Way above the mountain range is in the Mardi Khola valley with the beautiful stars above it.
Anton Jankovoy: ‘The photo of the Milky Way above the mountain range is in the Mardi Khola valley with the beautiful stars above it.

Come let us take a journey traversing the cosmos

We will see where we came from as we sail the cosmic ocean

We shall see where we are heading if we but look up at the stars

https://lochgarry.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/cry-of-the-stars/

G. D. Williams © 2016

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Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

https://vimeo.com/108650530