...and thus, the universe is very different than we had supposed it to be--wilder, stranger, more dangerous, and at the same time, friendlier, and more home.
The stakes are higher.
The glory is nearer--too near for comfort, and yet, paradoxically, of great comfort.
Time, distance, even history itself have been reconstituted and reconfigured at (so to speak) the cellular level, from the inside out.
Everything around us is unrecognizably familiar, or recognizably unfamiliar--as are we, awkward, bumbling, stumped, and not infrequently stunned, yet growingly grace-ful in this new life.