“When two lovers come together
and two cells meet and merge
there’s a miniature big bang
and a universe begins.
It may seem so inconsequential –
two strangers seeking pleasure
a drunken fling or favour
a jaded housewife’s weekly chore
but really they’re two gods
creating a new reality
an awesome responsibility
a world to nurture and oversee.
Gases solidify and atoms collect
consciousness spreads through the radiant void
and slowly the universe takes form and shape
expanding and slowly settling.
Every universe is an experiment
a new web of planets and galaxies
weaving new patterns and possibilities
creating new laws of nature.
Every universe is an adventure
a voyage through uncharted time and space
tentative steps forward and trailblazing paths
colliding and intersecting.
And every universe is a mystery
filled with hidden fissures and tunnels
teeming with invisible energies
and infinite, dark potentials.
And almost as soon as the expansion slows
the slow movement of entropy begins
the connections weaken and the fragments spread
until the whole organism crumbles and collapses.
A slow decay or a giant crunch
and again the stillness of the void.”
PAGE 81 / The Calm Center / Steve Taylor