Reena’s prompt for Exploration Challenge #76 was to choose between 3. Reena says:
There are a range of words/phrases to choose from – this week.
Live forward, look backward
You are made of stardust, and to stardust you will return
If you wish to write on one of these 3, please read below for rules:
FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS
There is no restriction on the format or the length of the piece. It just has to be your reflection on the prompt from the core.
Write a post on your blog, and link it up with here with a pingback, or copy-pasting the blog link in Comments.
I have chosen to write a haibun on this one:
You are made of stardust,
and to stardust you will return
This one strikes a chord with me, as I have been a philosophical daoist for almost 30 years now. One of the foundations of the philosophy talks about the “Mysterious Mother”, from which all things spring and to which all things return. The mysterious mother very well could be stardust.
Scientists can study the physical realms of Earth, Outer Space, far galaxies, and wherever else that can be measured with the laws of physics. One day, the spark of life as we know it could be physically measured with an instrument.
The mysterious mother is found in the empty spaces, but there is a use to those spaces. It is where she resides. Life as we know it is a constant recycling of birth and death, of people, places, things, thoughts, you name it.
lives in the empty spaces
ten thousand things shine.
I have also included a link to a post where I talk about the 10,000 things. Dao is the way of the 10,000 things, together and individually. It is NOT a religion. It IS a philosophy.