Relativity

"I'm closer to the stars than you,"
 my daughter proudly said.
I had to laugh--her point of view:
three feet above my head--
so limited as to the vast expanse of space.
 
She views the heavens much as men
of wizened ages past
who could not reach beyond the ken
of knowledge then amassed--
so limited as to the smallness of our place.
 
"My holiness is greater far than yours"
a brother proudly said.
I had to laugh...
Lauren C. Lilly
1998