Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Not-so-outer space

When we look up to the stars--to that great black twinkling ocean of nothing--it seems like we're separated from it, like there's a invisible barrier and we're seeing it as though it were an aquarium. I think the idea of infinite space is so mind blowing that we can't believe we're a part of it. But we're in it! When we step outside, our heads are poking into the great beyond as much as an astronaut floating in it. The only difference is that we've got an enormous hunk of rock stuck to our feet (or backs, for those of you lying down in a meadow staring at that void). If you want to travel through space, just jump up in the air, and you've done it.

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