‘The Earth is not the centre of the universe!’
that will take some getting used to
We have some new brothers and sisters:
Mercury ∙ Venus ∙ Mars ∙ Jupiter ∙ Saturn ∙ Uranus ∙
Pluto: our sweetest, youngest little brother, no scientist will take from us
a new home
a large family
a family of gods
with strong personalities
a cosy corner of the universe
The Sun warms us.
The Moon accompanies us.
We forget the space separating us.
Science gave us a new home.
The Sun rises and sets.
Planets circle us, sometimes suddenly moving backwards.
floating ∙ revolving ∙ circling ∙ gravity ∙ up ∙ down ∙ silence ∙ time
– not too hot
– not too cold
– solid ground
We are no longer the only child, but we don’t have to worry. No planet will replace the Earth.