Notes from the Waxhaws

The light of heaven

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…and I thought, ‘What may this be?’ And it answered generally thus: ‘It is all that is made.’

~ Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love

This night is so clear…and so still. The atmosphere above seems completely transparent. Directly overhead, faraway Jupiter stands out brilliantly amongst a field of even more distant stars. And yet…the light that is reflecting from that large planet is from the same sun whose warmth I felt on my face earlier this afternoon. And there…in the left shoulder of Orion, the red supergiant called Betelgeuse. The red light of that star, that is entering my eyes on this chilly night, radiated from Betelgeuse in about the year 1373…the year in which Julian of Norwich received her Revelations.

And then…Barred Owl cries out from the dark silence of the woods…the word I had in my mind as I gazed at the light of heaven.

Written by Jim

February 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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