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These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy... Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds, that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems, stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself.
So when I look up at the night sky... I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts... is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up... many people feel small cause they're small and the universe is big, but I feel big. Because my atoms came from those stars. There's a level of connectivity.”
The truth is that neither one of my parents could ever have dreamed that I would be here tonight standing before you as a candidate for President of the United States.This is the promise of America, and this is the promise we must keep alive for future generations.”
for men like their fathers,
but I found it a hard concept to grasp
when he was always gone
and I grew up on radio static
and blackberry preserves. ”
the sun, the moon, the meadow
on the other side of the mountain,
the conversation we’re having,
my body beneath these clothes.”
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