Thursday, August 20, 2009


(Young Stars Sculpt Gas with Powerful Outflows in the Small Magellanic Cloud; click on image to enlarge)

Every Thursday, I post a very large photograph of some corner of space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and available online from the picture album at HubbleSite.


As I walked out one evening to breathe the air and sooth my mind
I thought of friends and the home I had and all the things I left behind

As silent stars shone on me, my eyes sought the far horizon
As if to pierce this veil of time, and escape this earthly prison

Will there come a time when the memories fade
And pass on with the long, long years?
When the ties no longer bind. Lord save me from this darkest fear
Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger
I couldn't stand to be a stranger

In this place so far from home, they know my name but they don't know me
They hear my voice, they see my face; but they can lay no claim on me

As I walk this universe, I free my mind of time and space
I wander through the galaxies but never do I find my place

(written by Robin Williams and Jerome Clark, performed by Linda and Robin Williams in 1993 on Prairie Home Compansion which is where I first heard it)

1 comment:

Blue said...

Oo! Oo! I see a jellyfish!

No - a manta ray!

No no, a cowboy hat. Definitely a cowboy hat.