Carl Sagan’s musings rep’d in creative makeup.
My bookbaby, #HowILostAllMyFucks, is a 3-parter. This is from Part III’s Fuckless Adventures, “Make something beautiful.”
Carl Sagan once said, “We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff.”
The idea that creation is a way for the universe to know itself is a spiritual concept that I found both internally (meditation) then externally (philosophy class) almost twenty years ago.
It helps me find meaning when things seem just ridiculous, detachment at the unpredictable, and lightness amongst the heavy.
And he’s being literal about the starstuff.
The carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen atoms in our bods were created in stars that lived over 4.5 billion years ago. (And perhaps some evolving dinosaur bits in betwixt…)
This fun with creative makeup is a representation of that idea, using a leaf as the earth-thing. I’m going to get a pro to design a similar tattoo; though not across my face, haha, not quite that fuckless.
It was a lovely time. I’m even more excited to get the tattoo, and amped to keep playing with my new hobby here.
I’m a spoonie and had been struggling physically and mentally to get decent work out of myself, but after playing with face paint and having some silly photo fun — most of an essay poured right out! Inspiration begetting more inspiration, gotta love that.
As for the rest of the book: Part I sets the fuckless scene in traditional reading form, and Part II is a 30-day meditation challenge.
Together they will have you setting yourself freeeeeee of all the bullshit you don’t want and don’t need.
I’m seeking a book deal for my bookbaby and very much appreciate follows and claps ❤
Happy Halloween/Samhain/All Soul’s Day!