Stray Thoughts and Misapprehensions by Los Angeles Author Robert Zoltan (Szeles: pronounced saylesh). Thoughts out loud.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Delight of Seeing Saturn
I got to view Saturn through a telescope last night at Griffith Observatory. It
looked like it had been cut out precisely from black paper and backlit
from behind. I was astonished at the clarity of the planet and the
rings. It was surreal and wonderful and it gave me an existential
delight which is almost impossible to communicate with words. It made me
feel like something wonderfully playful, mysterious and romantic is
going on that transcends all of the suffering that we create for
ourselves here on this planet. And someday, we'll all transcend that
suffering and join in that mystery and delight.