Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude

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January 26, 2011 – Hundred Billion lights

Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude

Human beings on this small orb
sleep, waken and work, and sometimes
wish for friends on Mars.

I’ve no notion
what Martians do on their small orb
(neririing or kiruruing or hararaing)
But sometimes they like to have friends on Earth.
No doubt about that.

Universal gravitation is the power of solitudes
pulling each other.

Because the universe is distorted,
we all seek for one another.

Because the universe goes on expanding,
we are all uneasy.

With the chill of two billion light-years of solitude,
I suddenly sneezed.

Shuntaro Tanikawa

(Translated by William I. Elliott and Kazao Kawamura)

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Triad of the Soul
Attributes of Gevurah: The Path of Severity –
Strength, Joy in Desire, Union an Empty Dream, the Reins which are Held by the Woman is the Passion Which Unites Her to the Beast.

  1. Disunion – Who am I?
  2. The Threshold – Continue or Quit
  3. Love has Lost its First Glamour – Judged by Family, Friends, Lover, Then Self.
  4. Intellect Weakened by Sentiment, Broken, Fallen – Time for a Sabbatical, Retreat, Meditation, be Wary of Inertness.
  5. The Binding of Celestial Forces to Mechanical Purposes

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