We are all made of star dust indeed. The rock before me, formed from many of the same elements that I am. We both originated in the cosmos somewhere. I tend to spend a lot of time looking at the sky amazed at what I can see, and thoroughly depressed about what I can’t. I will likely never meet another being that didn’t originate on this planet. I am utterly fascinated by what such a discovery would mean, and how it would shape attitudes and perceptions of human beings around the world. It would finally break the human-centric attitudes of many.
The video below is a short talk by Neil DeGrasse Tyson which really hits on so many of the points that make me wonder. My wonder goes not just to the surface of this rock and it’s similarities to the cosmos, but to the many layers within that I cannot see. Looking through my macro camera lens may just as well be looking through a telescope.