Monday, August 01, 2011

The Gospel According To Woodstock - We Are Stardust

In August 1969 the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, NY with over half a million people in attendance.

I always loved Joni Mitchell's song about Woodstock, but it wasn't until my faith journey took me off of the Young Earth path and on to the Old Earth path that I fully appreciated the line "We are stardust".

In fact, I didn't even remember until today that she wrote the line "We are billion year old carbon". I think that I blocked it out of my mind all of these years because it didn't fit with my previous Young Earth perspective.

The knowledge that everything on this planet; every plant and animal, every human being, and even every rock contains the remnants of a star that exploded somewhere in the universe - that knowledge excites me.

The basic elements that were created during the Big Bang and then added to by super novas became the building blocks of our solar system. Every molecule of iron in my blood, every calcium atom in my bones came from a star... we are quite literally made of stardust, billion(s) year old carbon.

Here is a video of Joni Mitchell singing Woodstock...


Peace, Love, and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)

3 comments:

D.M. said...

I myself don't know what I believe on this subject-but the Bible does say that a thousand years to us is as a day to God. Maybe He created us in seven days of HIS time and not our time? Maybe it's really seven light years out in space? Maybe it is seven billion years our time? I don't know. I do know the Bible is true, though I don't always understand it.

Hippie Christian said...

There are a lot of questions, check out my post back in July where I explain how I worked out one of them...

I'm Losing (And Finding) My Religion - Again

http://hippiechristian.blogspot.com/2011/07/im-losing-and-finding-my-religion-again.html

D.M. said...

OK, will do! :)