Old Mural

Old Mural | Soap Lake, WA | October 2019

We strive daily to decipher the universe. Has the grass grown enough to mow? Do those dark clouds hint at rain? Does “hmmm” mean your spouse likes the chicken casserole? After detection of gravity waves in 2015, scientists hoped the space-time ripples would help decipher distant phenomena — black holes, neutron stars, the birth and death of suns. Slow, hard research. The big picture (mind-boggling, actually) challenges the most expansive minds, while the astro-details remain fragmented, elusive. Obviously, questions persist concerning the cosmos and the casserole. Do wormholes exist? Did I add enough cheese?

[In photo: Peeling paint and paper suffer the elements on a building in downtown Soap Lake.]