Thursday, 15 March 2012

Soliloquy after sunset

Venus and Jupiter were a finger’s width apart in the sky.  They looked similar, in the flat sky, two bright fires almost touching.  They were so close.  Love met Power – and they had so much brightness in common – and they met!

What a shame, it wasn’t true, an illusion and a delusion.  Venus, Love, is a hot seething lifeless cauldron.  Jupiter, Power, is a cold vapid ball of gas.  They are opposites, many million miles apart.  And yet we saw them together, almost touching, and we believed in them.  There’s no contradiction there.

4 comments :

  1. It's a celestial Hello Magazine.

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  2. You're such a romantic, Tim.

    That is a compliment, of course.

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  3. But had you noticed how Jupiter holds the horizon open for Venus to set first?

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  4. Rog - I had no idea that Hello covered the relationship between Graeco-Roman mythological cosmology and modern astronomy. Must buy a copy.
    Z - I'm not sure I am, but thank you anyway. I thought it was a bit bleak.
    Christopher - It's another illusion.

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