Place & Time

The atoms in a fluid can roll and tumble
and cascade around each other.
It’s that flowing freedom that gives
fluid motion its hypnotic quality.

Allow yourself to become mesmerized
by the flow of a fast-moving river
around a bridge trestle and you’ll know what I mean.

And there is dance in the roiling turbulence.
But, most importantly, the choreography
you’re watching doesn’t care about place and time.
What you see before your eyes today
is being repeated all across the cosmos.

If you don’t believe me, go flush your toilet.

Taken from the NPR article, “How To See A Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl“, 18th February 2014. Submitted by Howie Good.