Pothole Auras and Burning Layers

I wrote about potholes the other day.

Today I am contemplating pothole auras.

Am I being facetious? Partly. But I have read that everything has an aura, even inanimate objects.

So why not a pothole?

There is something jarring about describing mundane things using spiritual language (if you think of an aura as spiritual). We like to think there is a vast difference between that which is profane and that which is sacred.

But which is which?

Pothole Auras

By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when in fact we live steeped in its burning layers.
………….~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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6 Responses to Pothole Auras and Burning Layers

  1. Deb Sims says:

    Of course potholes have auras and auras probably have some potholes!
    “Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • CarolWiebe says:

      Funny! But true . . . when our auras need repair it is because they have rips, tears, smudges and–most likely–some potholes as well.

      Thank you for this FABULOUS quote. Astrophysicists can be very inspiring!

  2. Carol Boyer says:


    Wonderful! Keep looking at the world from your own slant….. that new perspective may make all the difference!
    YOU GO GIRL!@!!!

  3. CarolWiebe says:

    We can’t help it, can we? Of course we will keep going. We are the crazy galloping carols, and we will not be stopped (except when we see something from another slant and have to contemplate what it means).

    • Deb Sims says:

      The Crazy Galloping Carols! Sounds like a circus act! Definitely members of The Clan of Too!

      • CarolWiebe says:

        Too true! (By the way, I’ve put the potholes on as a background. Speaks volumes, thanks to our discussion!)

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