Space is Deep- Yird Muin Starn 2 February 2013
Space is infinite.
It is dark.
Space is neutral.
It is cold.
Stars occupy minute areas of space. They are clustered a few billion here. A few billion there. As if seeking consolation in numbers.
Space does not care.
Space does not threaten.
Space does not comfort.
It does not sleep; it does not wake; it does not dream; it does not hope; it does not fear; it does not love; it does not hate; it does not encourage any of these qualities.
Space cannot be measured. It cannot be angered, it cannot be placated. It cannot be summed up. Space is there.
Space is not large and it is not small. It does not live and it does not die. It does not offer truth and neither does it lie.
Space is a remorseless, senseless, impersonal fact.
Space is the absence of time and of matter.
[Michael Moorcock ‘The Black Corridor’ 1969 and Hawkwind ‘Space Ritual’ 1973]
Yird Muin Starn is an art project in the Galloway Dark Skies Park which launches at 1 pm on 2 February 2013 at the Catstrand in New Galloway. [Imbolc/ Candlemas, half way between winter solstice and spring equinox] http://www.yird-muin-starn.com/ and http://www.kaffematthews.net/Yird_Muin_Starn/