Immensity and Nothingness

Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, From The Knoll, Moab, Utah, United States of America
In a land criss-crossed sparingly by roads
Some asphalt, most gravel
Many traversable only on foot
I seek the high ground
To watch the dawn photons
In their ambient amber
Illuminate the vast expanse of atoms
That are rock and atmosphere and life itself

There are rare moments of connection
When I can “see” all that is
Know that I am some infinitesimal
Small part of it all

Inconsequential in substance
Infinite in existence
At one with experience
At once, everything and nothing
A manifestation of spirit
Unlocatable in space or time

While this small ball of atoms
Spins relentlessly around its minor star
In a pretty little galaxy
Far removed from the centre
Of anything

I am struck
By immensity
And nothingness

Overlooking Canyonland National Park
From The Knoll
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009

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