Friday, April 29, 2011

Voyager

Really cool site. Except for one thing~one of the messages we have for extraterrestials may not turn out so well... perhaps not the best message to send?
 
Amoy (Min dialect)
"Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time."

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/28apr_voyager2

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Floating Down Stream

It’s a quiet time
it’s a lulling time
the kind of time
you sit back
and wait to see
what happens
not the time to make things
happen
it’s a time to go with the flow
cause the flows gonna go
anyways
so might as well
go along for the ride
and not struggle
against the current
...that never works out.

~Jenny

Friday, April 15, 2011

so much sadness
built up inside
like an old wine bag
poked
and the tears come streaming out
thought of the coast with you
and whale watch cafe’s
and your gentleness
and beauty
your innocence in so many ways
the honor I felt to be
with one such as you
all the years
all the check marks
and spaces left empty
words that should not
have been said
words unsaid that should
have
and we ride
this amusement park ride
called the journey
of the hero
filled with our own villains
saviors
knights
princesses
evil sorcerers
that try to take down
the lot of it all
we laugh
we cry
we love
we hate
we sleep
we awaken
we lye unable to sleep
so many seasons
ebbs and flows
ins and outs
and here you are
by my side.

~Jenny

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



the field of grass
likes country music
amid the office buildings
a treasure
swaying & shining
in the sun
singing if it could

the heart
likes country music
it vibrates
to the melodic tune
and the beautiful
values and words
of simple people
who have enough
no matter what they have

~Jenny

Monday, April 11, 2011

What Happens At Absolute Zero?

The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest natural object known in the universe, seen here by the Hubble Space Telescope (Image: ESA/NASA)    














"In everyday solids, liquids and gases, heat or thermal energy arises from the motion of atoms and molecules as they zing around and bounce off each other. But at very low temperatures, the odd rules of quantum mechanics reign. Molecules don't collide in the conventional sense; instead, their quantum mechanical waves stretch and overlap. When they overlap like this, they sometimes form a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate, in which all the atoms act identically like a single "super-atom". The first pure Bose-Einstein condensate was created in Colorado in 1995 using a cloud of rubidium atoms cooled to less than 170 nanokelvin."
(from: New Scientist article on Feb 2010.)

















ah the heart
so fragile
with it’s bursting tears
“Tears in fabric are not usually
 going to be totally invisible
but they can be ...”
yes
with it’s bursting tears
just below the surface
of happiness
and contentment
the impending doom
the present
exhilaration
must all
somehow
sustain us
in the past
present
and future.

~Jenny

Freely admitting selfishness

How
can
I
make
my life
more
meaningful
short of weaving
seashells
in my hair
everyday
dreaming
of sleeping in
living the life
of a principessa
an artist
a writer
someone who
plays tennis
and has tea
with her friends
in the hours
others
are filling out
papers
and answering phones
how
can
I
make
my life
more meaningful
in other ways
where I am
right now
with the breaths
I have
that are real
and not in some
imagined
future dreamland
that may not even
exist
?
~Jenny