First the Bang, unimaginably hot;
After, in the cooling void, a sea of seething energy;
The universe begins its computation.
Quanta, dancing in and out of formless fields, not yet points in space;
Then, finally, from limitless possibility, a set of boundaries
Four dimensions of space and time, a platform for emergent order.
And in the never-ending waltz between chaos and order,
A time and place for life, evolution, humanity;
A time and place for the common experience
Of spiritual beings sharing the uniqueness of creative expression
The universe computes
Information, self-organization, networked communication
Endless creativity, within limitless possibility.
But not free—spirit bounded by self-organization still needs focus,
The discipline to understand and direct its energies,
The courage of its convictions, within the great well of mystery
Peter A. Schuller