First thing, I'm a huge fan of the cosmos...the great beyond outside of our small bubble. Space, that final frontier as the Trek-fans so lovely call it. I love stars and as a child always told my Mom that when I grew up, I was going to have a dining room that was a planetarium complete with nothing but astroturf because EVERY night, if I wanted to have a picnic under the stars if I so desired.
Ah the beauty and imagination of youth. <3
Well today I stumbled upon a friend's sharing of the following link:
NASA's incredible Hubble Telescope is still taking gorgeous shots of our incredible expansive space far outside of our own universe. I jumped at the chance to see whatever Hubble captured on one of my birthdates and was blessed with this image:
The description is as follows...
On April 14 in 2006 Galaxy ESO 99-4 ESO 99-4 is a galaxy with a highly peculiar shape. It is probably the remnant of a merger process that has deformed it, leaving the main body largely obscured by dark bands of dust.
If you take it at face value it's just stunningly beautiful...but me, as I tend to do, read in between the lines and felt that in some ways that I am also quite peculiar both in personality and in shape, my life is indeed a merger process having had to adjust to life without so many of my loved ones having lost my mother and grandparents all during important times in my development as a person; and with those mergers and my combination of depression and anxiety which I treat daily still leaves me and my body of work (my life), obscured at times by darkness. (Like woah!)
Whether you just enjoy the sight of what you find or look for deeper meaning in the stars. I encourage you to check out the NASA Hubble sight and see what was captured on one of your birthdays.