Looking into a rock pool seems to me to give a glimpse of eternity. If it is reflecting the sky it feels like I can see forever, and if I can see the bottom, all the little bits of rock and life seem to capture my mind in a sense of the endless cycles of nature. It is a soothing, awe-inspiring feeling which puts me firmly in my very tiny place in the universe.Though at the same time I feel as if I could stretch out my arms and touch all of it. It makes me feel part of it all, linked to everything that ever has been and will be in a stream of consciousness that ties us all together.
To paraphrase John Gillespie Magee Jr. in his poem High Flight:
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth…and touched the face of God.”