Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where--- How Far?....Please enjoy the magic. :)

pg. 50, excerpt from the book of verses, " View from BenAnna Ranch" written by Ben Howard ( my grandpa)

"When you look up at the sky and see the stars, millions of them (he saw them from rural Michigan), some closer, some more distant, do you wonder how far does space go? Is there any end to it and what is beyond it? It is mind-boggling.  We cannot understand it really."

    Where--- How Far?
I study the deep and mystic blue
Of the cloudless evening sky.
Both awe and wonder thrill me through-
At the heavens so wide and high.
I ask about that unknown place
That lies beyond the stars.
Where is the end of endless space?
How far from our earthly bars?

But, the answer we may not yet know.
The universe is God's dimension.
While dwelling here on Earth below-
'Tis far beyond our comprehension. 
Likewise, we cannot comprehend 
His Love and mercy without end.

I plan to read this at his funeral services this Saturday, April 3rd 2010.
I believe he now knows the answer to this question.  I ask it often and now I know why I ask.
Take a moment to relish your life JUST as it is at this moment.  It is magic.  All you have and have lost is magical.  All we have to look forward to is magical.

Please enjoy the magic. :)

1 comment:

Libby said...

Thinking of you today. That is a beautiful post - Grandpa was quite the poet.