Wowee!! It’s the 1st of December!
As time starts to shift towards Christmas and we get out the cocoa, curl on the sofa and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life!” I figured it would be a good time to really embrace the fact that YES, it IS a Wonderful life and yes, I do want the moon
I’m going to drift off topic a little here, so only the v diehard should remain, the rest of you are excused, see you for fluff in a few days!
So what about that there moon, that big thing in the sky we all notice from time to time. Or do you notice it? Looking up to a star filled sky and wondering how we all got here is something I am often found doing. I like taking time to contemplate things and when you look at the sky, you realise how small you are and how big the world is. It always helps me take stock of the people in it and the situations I find myself in. The little, simple things count.
I’m trying to piece together a project and in the background of my life i’ve been enjoying delving into Science and all the wonderful stuff that it brings. I can’t help smiling when I think of being here, in this moment in time. One small move and it could have all been so different! But we are here! And wowee people, WOWEE! Make use of those atoms that make up your bodies! A lot of things happened to bring you here right now, so take nothing for granted.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us our looking up at the stars” – Oscar Wilde. Positivity counts for so much in life, the secret, gratitude, thanks, whatever you like to label it as. It’s all good. Take time to remember you’re on a big planet floating in an even bigger universe.
I’ve learned so much about science and a whole lot more than I ever knew about stars and space recently with the help of a friend. I’ve also been reading the awesome book by Bill Bryson, “A Short History of Nearly Everything” and I just adore it! (Think a better version of the “I fucking love science” Facebook page.) I recommend it, it keeps your feet on the ground, well mine anyway, as I tell to float up like a balloon most of the time with my head in the clouds!! I make no excuses for this though as life is amazing and I can’t help my passion for it.
My goal in life is to get as much out of it as possible, to love, laugh, enjoy, lose, gain, help, see, think and feel. I take pleasure in the little things, if someone remembers I like one sugar in my coffee or that I hate the sound of tinned spaghetti, (it makes me sick) I love that! Of all the people, in all the world, treasure your loved ones, because there’s a lot of people who don’t love you. In the book “The Shock of the Fall” By Nathan Fuller, the character gets a little obsessed with the atoms that make up our bodies, the fact that maybe Einstein’s atoms are recycled in us now. What a thought! Does that make us all clever? I hope so!
Ultimately there are so many science questions still to be answered and it is the best kind of debate to get in on. It’s truly mind blowing stuff and I’ve been enjoying thrashing out theories late into the night with anyone who will listen. The best thing I have heard is that we all have a piece of a star inside us. Can you actually contemplate that? You, right now, are made up of star quality. Doesn’t it change everything? Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, get them on your radar and enjoy that Wonderful life!