We Are [Neutron] Star Dust. We Are Golden…

“…/And we’ve got to get ourselves/Back to the garden” Woodstock, Joni Mitchell

This is interesting! I knew we are “star stuff” but specifically “neutron-star-collision stuff” is cool! It also makes me wonder how technological life would be different if it developed where they didn’t have these resources or if our planet was seeded with an extra crap-ton of stuff from a supernova!

We Need Courage, Not Hope, to Face Climate Change – The On Being Project

Kate Marvel captures and expresses my feelings here:

We need courage, not hope. Grief, after all, is the cost of being alive. We are all fated to live lives shot through with sadness, and are not worth less for it. Courage is the resolve to do well without the assurance of a happy ending. Little molecules, random in their movement, add together to a coherent whole. Little lives do not. But here we are, together on a planet radiating ever more into space where there is no darkness, only light we cannot see.