I will touch briefly on the birth of stars.
Our Miracle Universe, absolute darkness. Not a hint of light. No stars anywhere. No sounds of any kind. Nothing of any kind. Nothing at all.
Then suddenly a huge explosion like the universe has never known before, and probably will never know again.
In a matter of seconds, the universe was engulfed in a huge cloud of hydrogen gas.
The Big Bang had just occurred. From a tiny point called a singularity in the universe, the universe as we have come to know was born.
It seemed like it would be our ordinary 30 minute walk around our neighborhood, the same route, like every other day – but far from it this day.
First, as we approached a corner, we suddenly noticed a huge turkey vulture sitting on top of a telephone pole with its back away from us.
It was completely unfazed as we stood there for a few minutes admiring this unusual, beautiful sight.
But nothing prepared us for what we were about to come upon in the next few minutes.