It makes me stop thinking

Every day is full of things that must be done, and full of feelings about all kinds of things. I take time every day to make contact, in my own way, with eternity. It calms me.  OK Ralph Waldo Emerson said it much better: “…it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched  in smiling repose.”  Stepping back and getting a longer perspective relieves my mind.  I’m struck by his NASA photo, taken from a camera and telescope aboard the DSCOVR satellite orbiting 1 million miles from Earth.  Its primary mission is real-time solar wind monitoring for NOAA.  We see here the dark side of the moon, illuminated by the sun. What I like about this image is that it makes me stop thinking.