Monday, 6 December 2010

that's My World, ABC Wednesday U for Universe



















This post is about OUR world, so I thought that the Universe was a good subject to think about. We are all part of it and it is amazing that we earthlings cannot live in peace with each other, and that we are arrogant enough to tell the rest of the world what one should or should not do. So let's think big, think Universe!!

The size of the Universe is beyond our imagination. We know that our planet is a small one, that our sun is much bigger and yet it is an insignificant small star in this universe.


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33 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

You are so right Wil.
Arcturus really puts us in our place doesn't it? We truly are small fish in a huge pond and shouldn't feel so self important.

Vagabonde said...

Je viens de passer de bons moments à lire tous vos derniers posts. Je n’avais jamais entendu parler des Taizé – je vais essayer de combler cette lacune. j‘aime bien vos graphiques sur la terre. Quand je suis déprimée j’essaie de trouver Atlanta sur le globe, ce n’est qu’un point et je vois que mes problèmes sont minimes.

Brenda said...

Mind boggling and oh so fascinating isn't it? Fabulous post Wil! I agree with your thoughts. There are so many things about life that will remain a mystery to us...things beyond our comprehension.

ladyfi said...

Great thoughts! We are indeed but a tiny bauble in the huge grand scheme of things...

Martha Z said...

Our world put in perspective, and yes, wouldn’t it be nice if we could share it in peace.

Dona nobis pacem

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your post, Wil, as always! And like the others, I agree with your thoughts, we are definitely a very, very small bubble in this incredible universe! Thank you as always for the wonderful things that you share with us! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

These shots make us look so insignificant!

Vicki Lane said...

Size is relative, for sure! Wonderful illustration of our place in the grand scale of things!

Marilyn said...

Thank you for this, it is such a good reminder of how we live in such a small wee part of the universe. Your words here really express how I feel too....
"We are all part of it and it is amazing that we earthlings cannot live in peace with each other, and that we are arrogant enough to tell the rest of the world what one should or should not do."

One things I enjoy most about having a blog is all I have learnt from others about our wonderful world, I feel so much richer for all this contact.

George said...

This is a wonderful post. Thank you for reminding us how we fit in this big universe.

Arija said...

In the scheme of things, we are but a microbe and just think how important politicians and company directors feel they are!

BraCom (Bram) said...

mooie en interesante My World Tuesday post

Hele fijne week,
Groeten, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

MorningAJ said...

Shows how unimportant we are doesn't it?

Barbara said...

It's good to put things in perspective and consider the big picture. Great post.

photowannabe said...

Great video clip and I love the final words. The universe is really, really big.
We are so small and think we are the answer to everything.
Very thought provoking post today. Love it.

Roger Owen Green said...

The visuals are GREAT, Wil. Yet we used to believe that our sun, the stars and the planets circled around us.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RuneE said...

A subject that I find extremely interesting. I'm afraid many people do not understand how important these relationships are. They think we are the masters of the Universe. We are not - we can't even take proper care of our own tiny bit of it.

Rinkly Rimes said...

So how big is the 'Us' then! Microscopic!

Hildred and Charles said...

Great post Wil, and wonderfully interesting photos to go with it. I received an email today about the laymen's research and observations into the Milky Way, - a trip around the Universe surely puts things into perspective.

Leslie: said...

Wonderful idea for this week. :D

Ann said...

Children like to say, My dad is the biggest in the whole wide universe."

Tumblewords: said...

The Universe is always so very fascinating - new things showing up all the time. I'm really enjoying your banners!

Jedediah said...

I'm always amazed by how tiny we are. And how fragile and strong at the same time.

Mara said...

We so often say 'it's a small world' describing how we meet friends in the most far-away places, but it really is a small world. You have just shown us that!

Paula Scott said...

Great choice on how to present the concept of 'universe'!

artswebshow.com said...

Crikey, .that is big
lol, but didn't he miss out pluto?

SandyCarlson said...

This is just fantastic. We live in an amazing world. Oh, to love it!

Anna said...

The Universe. Perfect choice for the U-challenge. I did think of it myself, but I had trouble deciding how to illustrate it. You did well!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's abcWdRd7-U

Rosey said...

It is an amazing place we live in. And unfathomable as well.
I liked your choice for U.

Kay said...

I also think it's arrogant to think there is no life on another planet in the universe. I wonder if they are able to live in peace better than we are.

Janice Thomson said...

Love this post Wil and it's timeless message. Excellent choice for the theme.

Marina said...

It's frighting and adorable at the same time, isn't it? The universe I mean...

Tamara Jansen said...

Hi fellow dutch man! I came by through Marina's blog. Loved your explanation of Sinterklaas.