Nature's Place

A Shooting Star

P1110303b_filtered Mark Berkery

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A crop of above, for the unbelievers … :-)

Was this Jewel Bug blessed by a shooting star, or was it the photographer or the reader of this, or was it the earth it passed over? Does it matter … all that perceive are affected, by the perceived and the perception, nothing stays the same after the cosmic touch. It matters …

In ancient days, when we were less rigidly rational and perhaps more intuitively romantic, we saw significance in small things. The flight of a bird, the twist of a gust of wind or a falling star. Everything has meaning if you can read it, and it helps to know what others have seen.

What it means is subjective, personal, a matter of context. Such things as shooting stars are universal and as old as the sky above our heads and their meaning has been intuited in various ways, divined in a mind as clear and magnificent as the night sky. Your mind …

So reading the universal is aided and coloured by the context of the reader. I looked up where in our culture the shooting star has occurred and the instance that spoke was this : ‘And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.’

Looking down, or up, within,  see that ancient sky and all it contains now, as clear as mind can be. … are you a shooting star burning up with a flash of mystical purpose, or a rational meteorite.

Mystical purpose is a burning meteor, you wouldn’t know it to look at.

Cosmic symbolism in the ordinary life … nothing too serious.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click the pix for a closer look

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  1. macmsue said, on 27/08/2015 at 8:44 pm

    Just stunning.

  2. navasolanature said, on 27/08/2015 at 9:17 am

    Well, it’s certainly a beautiful bug!

    • Mark said, on 27/08/2015 at 1:05 pm

      It is that. It also makes the case for shooting for natural backgrounds, for the unpredictable amazing and maybe even personally significant.

  3. 2015chronicles said, on 27/08/2015 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful

    • Mark said, on 27/08/2015 at 1:02 pm

      Indeed it is … the bug and the cosmos.


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