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February 29, 2012

Prism Head

Prism Head

In 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble made the following observation: in every direction he looked, every galaxy in the sky was moving away from him. This observation implied the entire universe
is expanding.
~Foundation of the Big Bang Theory

“…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
~1 John 1:5

God is light
and according to Einstein
the speed of light can never be attained.
So, no matter how fast
we throw ourselves into the expansion,
we will never touch the divine
but someday we will come close.

We have to.

Ever since Hubble's big bang starter pistol
started the race
between the creator and the created,
we were destined to try.

One day, we will approach the speed of light
and see God looming in the distance.
Our goal in sight, we will push ourselves
to become light itself
unwittingly making ourselves
susceptible to refraction.

In a final lesson of humility,
he’ll toss a prism over his shoulder,
watch as our souls splinter,
and we become gaudy angled lights.

With a sigh,
he’ll hit the reset button,
the starter pistol will fire
and he’ll start running from us
all over again.