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The Not So Quiet Sun

(click on the photo to see the whole image)

From Apod:

Along with the erupting filaments and prominences, a small(!) solar flare spawned in the active region at the left was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME), a billion-ton cloud of energetic particles headed for planet Earth. Making the 93 million mile trip in only two days, the CME impacted Earth’s magnetosphere, triggering a geomagnetic storm and both northern and southern auroral displays.

From “Now I BecomeMyself” by May Sarton (I remembered the title as “Beyond Myself”, which is, I suspect, the same thing):

Now there is time and Time is young.
O, in this single hour I live
All of myself and do not move.
I, the pursued, who madly ran,
Stand still, stand still, and stop the sun!



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

4 thoughts on “*Sun

  1. Loving the juxtaposition of the picture and the poem – just fantastic. And I must read May Sarton – she has been on the list for heaven knows how long.

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