Deep Time


Deep Time
Blind Man at the Gate

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 7/10—
Thousands of Millions of Years ago…
A silent singularity
(Of course, it cannot “wait” — there is no motion, space, or time)
Light and Heat and Expansion
ALL set in motion
Gravity did the rest
Galaxies and Quarks
(I cannot comprehend)
We have a Universe!
1, 2, 3, 4, and 1/2—
Thousands of Millions of Years ago…
It comes together, it spins, blue and green
We have a home!
For the miracle of Life
Amino acids
Single cells
Life in the sea
Arriving on land
The cold blooded rule
A rock falls from the sky
Gives the warm blooded a chance
Living in the trees
Venturing to the ground
Running down prey
To fuel a bigger brain
And finally the—
Not only being, not only alive, not only aware—
But aware of awareness
Speaking of God
Did you know me way back when?
Or are you so immersed in the Story that I was a surprise even to you?
What are the chances of the exact me coming to be—
When at the bottom of being there are tumbling dice?
Always planned or happy accident
Either way, I’m fine with it
It’s enough that you know that I AM
But this matter of deep time
It tells me something about you—
You are
So patient
All that is holy is patient
Love, Peace, Life
All that is unholy is impatient
sin, war, me
Help me to be holy
By being patient
Like you
With time—
Deep time, future time, all time
On your side