Well put, Elizabeth... I find myself wondering the same. Sometimes people wait for something to happen that will never happen with mere wishing... Without sincere desire and great effort on both parts, you only get a lot of "might have beens."
I really find this beautiful. It says so much in so few words. It reminds me of the movie, 2010. Remember when they look into the monolith and see billions of stars? It's the entire universe of a new creation. That's what I see here in this poem.