13 things venus taught me

June 6th, 2012

1. That planet is a speck.

2. That speck is the same size as Earth.

3. That means, as my daughter used to say, “I am so yittle.”

4. When you’re yittle, you can see big.

5. That yittle speck made me see the bigger picture.

6. The incomparably brilliant and blazing omnipotence of the sun.

7. The sun, the sun, the sun!

8. Venus takes 105 years.

9. The sun comes around every day.

10. Every day is a spectacle beyond comprehension.

11. Totally new and without repetition.

12. With no hurry, no fanfare, no wait.

13. Attracting no one’s attention.

Except, perhaps—and this is the real teaching—yours.

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  1. Awesome. Have been sitting with your question to me yesterday. I like this answer, and I’m stealing it.

    Comment by Meg — June 6, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

  2. I love when someone helps me make sense of the universe.

    Comment by Bobbi — June 7, 2012 @ 1:29 am

  3. Thank you for this yittle reminder.

    Comment by Jena — June 7, 2012 @ 2:55 am

  4. A yittle speck of brilliance! Thank you.

    Comment by Katharine — June 7, 2012 @ 5:55 am

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