Victoria NeuroNotes

Into the Gray



There are the rushing waves
mountains of molecules
each stupidly minding its own business
trillions apart
yet forming white surf in unison.

Ages on ages
before any eyes could see
year after year
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom, for what?
On a dead planet
with no life to entertain.

Never at rest
tortured by energy
wasted prodigiously by the sun
poured into space.
A mite makes the sea roar.

Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts.

Growing in size and complexity
living things
masses of atoms
DNA, protein
dancing a pattern ever more intricate.

Out of the cradle
onto dry land
here it is
atoms with consciousness;
matter with curiosity.

Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering: I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the universe.

Richard Phillips Feynman (1918 – 1988)



Gotta watch! You’re in for a treat.聽 馃槈


Author: NeuroNotes

Victoria predominately blogs about religion, the psychological techniques used to indoctrinate, and the brain's role in religious-type experiences and attachment.

24 thoughts on “Mindgasm

  1. Wonderfully articulated.


  2. I agree with John, wonderfully articulated! Thanks for sharing.


  3. Mind boggling VI. loved it beyond words could say.


  4. Unbelievably moving!


  5. The video was spectacular, as was the final tribute, at then, to Richard Feynman, who has always been one of my heroes.

    It takes at least three Novae to produce the complex atoms that comprise the heavy metals, such as gold and led, and as many of us wear gold, we know that we, too, have been ejected from such enormous explosions, at least once. We are truly star stuff.

    A little long, but well worth the watch:

    Much shorter, by a factor of 10:


  6. Great post. I loved the video clip


  7. Great post Victoria ! Thanks for sharing the video clip ! Awesome !


  8. As I asked on my blog, is an entity that created all this (click on left of screen to expand) really interested in the minutiae of human life?


  9. What a wonderful video.


  10. the video was fantastic. I am not religious in any way, but I certainly have a spiritual life. And for me, watching this video shows, for this simple lug, just how intrinsic science and nature and all these wonders tie into how I see the world. It would be folly to ignore and dismiss what is right before our eyes. There is beauty in science. To me, there is a driving force in science and nature as there is within us all, because to me they are intrinsically linked. As the video said, We are the universe. And I believe that. It’s all part of a fabulous plan that I have no frickin’ clue about but all I know is that I am just here. And it’s mind blowing.

    Thank you for sharing this. Loved it!


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