We are all stardust 


Pyn·chro·nic·i·tyˌpiNGkrəˈnisədē/noun The happy certainty that something is just meant to be.

We are all Stardust

“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded…the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron… were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.”

~ Lawrence Krauss

When we find ourselves in the presence of synchronicity, we sit in wonder and awe as if the experience is unique, or unusual, or special. We share anecdotes about coincidences, “I picked up the phone to call my sister and she was in the process of calling me.” Or, “I don’t know why but I had a feeling I should call home so I did and sure enough, an old friend stopped by.” Or, you open a card from your husband at Christmas and it’s the same card you gave him. 

Here at Pink West Salon we call that sort of thing “pinkchronicity”, and smile knowingly when it happens, which is often. And when we read our horoscope in a magazine and it’s right on, we act surprised and sometimes shocked. But what if that sort of thing isn’t unique, or special, or even unusual? 

As Lawrence Krauss reminds us, “Every event that happens has small probability…but it happens…if it’s weird, if you dream one million nights and it’s nonsense but one night you dream that your friend is gonna break his leg and the next day he breaks his arm… So the real thing that physics tell us about the universe is that it’s big, and rare events happen all the time — including life — and that doesn’t mean it’s special.”

It’s a big universe out there and we are all, you, me, the stars, we are all made of the same stuff. We are all connected. We all vibrate with the energy, rhythm and movement of the big, swirling explosion that is our universe in a most intimate way. It shouldn’t surprise us at all that this most accurate and perfect clock can mark not only the time on our world, but also moments, events, and yes, thoughts and moods. It happens all the time. 

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Texas, the City of Dripping Springs, and the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist hosts the Texas Night Sky Festival, at the Events Center space of Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Look for us at our booth: We are all Stardust and let me give your your personal Stardust as Elements cards. There fun and accurate but please…Don’t be surprised.

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