Cobalt

Sometimes when the light is just right,

it will appear out in the far distance.

Just below the horizon,

a faint, yet frigidly pure strip of electric blue,

distilled over and over through hundreds of miles of atmosphere.

Protected from contamination, it stays safely in the distance.

Envied by all, even the rainbow,

a symbol of all the things we can never reach,

the things we cannot even understand.

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

7 thoughts on “Cobalt

  1. Hi George:

    Love this one expressing our species awe, ignorance and bewilderment about why and how we are on this planet! Religions feed on such questions but most people, like myself, try to forget all about them.

    One of your best. Thanks!

  2. I saved this to read because I had just read ‘Dawn’ and was emersed in calm and gentle expectation of the sunrise.
    The cobalt blue of the sea 💙 is magic in itself and this truly does justice to this most special visual and sensory delight. Thank you for writing and posting. May nature long continue to be your inspiration George.

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