Monday, January 21, 2019

Connecting Stars

When they created their pareidolia-fueled constellations, the ancients saw creatures and men in the void of the night sky. We see things because we want to make sense of what we don't understand. Where there is nothing, we see something. We see something because it makes more sense than the nothing. Stars trillions of miles apart come together simply because we think it.

We have no right to think it. Those distant stars have done nothing to make us steal them for our own fantasies. We are unable to fight the urge to see those things, though. The synapses fire and make the face appear, even though we know it can't be so.