Suspension (Barely) by Kathryn Merrifield

If there’s a God or a power that can suspend this planet and every other planet in the universe that we know and don’t, then that force can hold you up too.

Today’s Readings (of no purpose but to find joy and meaning to highlight such support and strength):

“I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow,” Frida Kahlo

In describing what the Voyager captured in that grainy photograph of mostly empty space, Sagan limned Earth as a “pale blue dot.” That became the moniker of the photograph itself and the title of his bestselling book published later that year, in which he wrote that “everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives” on this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

“When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.”

-“A Brave and Startling Truth” was published in a commemorative booklet in 1995 and was later included in Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry (public library).