This composite image of X-rays from Chandra and optical data from Hubble shows new details of the aftermath of a massive star that exploded and was visible from Earth over 1,000 years ago. The Chandra image shows an outer blast wave produced by the supernova (blue) and an inner ring of cooler (red-orange) material. By examining the spectra of the X-rays, astronomers have new information about the geometry of the remnant, which, in turns, has implications for the nature of this explosion.

How To Build A Chariot


Desire is building a chariot.

We are earthbound for a reason:
to experience the holiness of creation.

The yearning is the vessel,
the relief is the light.

Longing does the drawing.
I will Yaacov up this ladder rung by rung.
I will wrestle all my angels one by one.


This love is drowning
in white sage and blue-crimson
roses face-first,
prone in the open field,
weak in the grass-stained knees,

is the swoon,
generous, abundant,
needful of nothing,
a crush of velvet,
spilling prophecy,

is one thousand radiant ribcage suns,
patient as a mango tree,
a whale heart,
a pyramid,
a crystal,
a glisten of sea-salt:



My heartbeat is a coin
jangling in a beggar’s tin cup.

My chest collapses in on itself
when I catch your scent.

The gates of the garden swing open to

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I swim to the surface,
splash up into sunlight.

Dwell in me, travel in me,
let me be crystal merkaba.


And now…your EMOJI DVAR TORAH! Special Love Edition:

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Let the good in me connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov


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PHOTO: A supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Smithsonian Institution