Man’s task (avoda) according to Chassidus: To accustom himself to perceive individual Divine Providence (hashgacha p’ratit), how G‑d, in His goodness, renews the universe and all creatures every moment with His particular Divine Providence, which constitutes – to the exclusion of all else – the reality, life-force and sustained existence of all creatures.

~ HaYom Yom, Sivan 29

Aligned just so,

two solitary planets

are wrenched from their orbits.

They thud,

debris exploding

into space’s thick, silent vacuum.

Pockmarked with craters,

and once-dormant volcanoes,

they now share the same orbit.

Far below

huddled under starlight,

two lonely people share a telescope,

aligned just so.