a thousand stone bells
thunder humming Bach
The “sounds” in the above video are actually electromagnetic and radio activity from Jupiter converted into audible sound. Still, they both unsettle and excite me. It reminds me of hearing my son’s heartbeat beating alongside my own for the first time. Except not. These sounds are almost metallic, like a zillion machines screaming in a wind tunnel. Like giant footsteps and impossible energy.
Like the heartbeat of a god.
Sometimes I pop out of my mommy-induced haze and realize that the universe is so unfathomably vast, I am actually feeling a kind of vertigo…or that feeling you get when you are just falling asleep and it startles you. A moment of cosmic punctuation. Stop here. Memorize this and then keep on keeping on with a slightly better understanding of where you came from and where you’re going.
If you could stand in front of Jupiter and soak it in, what would it feel like?
Would it feel like this sound?