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Alone Together

One can see the singularity and close proximity in shapes that penetrate the rich star-filled sky. Like two dancers: one shy and one bold and forthcoming, each tells a different story in terms of its geology and design -- its beauty and its relative distance. To a child, it might seem tempting to walk out to the horizon to climb the thin sliver of moon than bends so gracefully away from the central rock monument in the foreground. "It is so close" they might say. In their imagination, it is very close. It speaks to the longing of even our own "adult" curiosity. We want to touch what we can and cannot see. We may want to physically visit the beauty itself even if we are accustomed to thinking we are separated from it by distance. We climb mountains "because they are there." I like the answer and I also think it has a deeper one. We are separate -- alone from all that surrounds us. And, like the fragile moon, barely visible in the night, we long to be close to all that surrounds us. "Alone Together" is simply a study in relationships between two elements in an otherwise "separate" universe. They rest side by side, perfectly at peace with one another. We can watch them and see how beautifully connected we too are to such a gathering of masses so vastly separate from one another.