ARE WE STAR DUST?

To that question that a poet Miraestels could ask himself observing the Barcelona night from the waters of the Port, another scientific Miraestels would answer him without blinking: “Do not doubt it”.

In fact, it’s not a pretty phrase, it’s a reality. We are made of this material. Carl Sagan, the great disseminator of the depths and mysteries of the cosmos has explained it wonderfully. From the combustion of primordial hydrogen and helium, from those ashes, come the first heavy chemical elements, and from the combinatorial dance of these, life. Nothing unites us more to the universe -or to Creation if we prefer the synonym- than to know that our bones and everything that covers them, are there and are as they are because they are the dust of stars, the stardust that the Anglo-Saxons say and that has made us dream so much.

In this link you have at your foot is reproduced a fragment of the acclaimed series ‘Cosmos’, which addresses such a transcendent issue.

The poet Miraestels and the scientific Miraestels agree on the importance of teaching children to observe the celestial vault while we are living here below, rocked by the passing of work and days, learning, always learning like the Miraestels, to maintain balance in the midst of the winds, the waves and the constant coming and going of the tides of life.