“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiates 1:9
The Sun, our home star, energizes the life of our planet from 93 million miles away. It has been doing that day in and day out for a very long time. When my perspective of change is tied to my own lifespan, it is easy to feel tossed about in dramatic arcs. To feel the peaceful constancy of the Universe, I need only to look up from my life.
While there is nothing new under the sun, there is more than enough that is new to me. If I ask around, though, I may find connections to the processes that continually have influence here and learn from them. That, I believe, is where wisdom is found. King Solomon might have been thinking about that when he set down the thought which opens this post.
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”