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- n. A mote of dust.
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The sense that you are shrinking down to a dustmote until you are just going to disappear, boy that isn't covered at all.
No use denyin ', what we've explored is one atom off outer skin of one dustmote galaxy. ...
"So many, many stars ¦ a hundred billion in this one lost lonely dustmote of a galaxy ¦ and we on the edge, remote in a spiral arm where they thin toward emptiness ¦ what do we know, what can we master?"
In time they must realize, bone deep, that this one dustmote of a galaxy holds more than a hundred billion suns; that we have not even explored the whole of our one spiral arm, and it does not appear we ever will; that you need no telescope to see giants like Betelgeuse and Polaris which do not belong to us.
"The little stars become suns, this world of ours shrunk to a dustmote; the weirdness of other races, the terrible huge machines-" She clutched the model tight.