Tuesday, 28 April 2020

'We Are Stardust - Billion Year Old Carbon


The Hubble space telescope has released new, visible light images of the Eagle’s Nebula “Pillars of Creation”, about 6,500 light years from Earth, in which new stars are being formed from gas and dust - Photo UPI/ALAMY

The Hubble telescope's wonderful new image of the 'Pillars of Creation' confirms what Joni Mitchell sang all this years ago - we really are stardust, billion year old carbon.

The only disappointment for me is that despite science, the profound evidence of our own eyes and ears, there are still lots of people who believe the world was made according to some 'holy book' and that their religion is the best because they are God's 'chosen ones'.

Woodstock by Joni Mitchell

I came upon a child of god 
He was walking along the road 
And I asked him, where are you going 
And this he told me 
Im going on down to yasgurs farm 
Im going to join in a rock n roll band 
Im going to camp out on the land 
Im going to try an get my soul free 
We are stardust 
We are golden 
And weve got to get ourselves 
Back to the garden 

Then can I walk beside you 
I have come here to lose the smog 
And I feel to be a cog in something turning 
Well maybe it is just the time of year 
Or maybe its the time of man 
I dont know who l am 
But you know life is for learning 
We are stardust 
We are golden 
And weve got to get ourselves 
Back to the garden 

By the time we got to woodstock 
We were half a million strong 
And everywhere there was song and celebration 
And I dreamed I saw the bombers 
Riding shotgun in the sky 
And they were turning into butterflies 
Above our nation 
We are stardust 
Billion year old carbon 
We are golden 
Caught in the devils bargain 
And weve got to get ourselves 
Back to the garden