Suspended in a sunbeam
Video posted to YouTube by CarlSaganPortal.
â€œGravel paths on hillsides amid moon-drawn vineyards,
click of pearls upon a polished nightstand
soft as rainwater, self-minded stars, oboe music
distant as the grinding of icebergs against the hull
of the self and the soul in the darkness
chanting to the ecstatic chance of existence.”
â€œA mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam . . . â€œ
Sagan puts things into perspective for saints and sinners alike.