05 September 2013
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station stated (non verbatim) that the Earth, when viewed from outer space, is a beautiful world devoid of the usual arbitrary boundaries we see on maps. That in spite of the present international conflicts or even the struggles of daily life, we still live in this beautiful planet.
Another astronaut also mentioned that the next frontier of the NASA space program would be a manned flight to Mars. He hopes that it would involve an interracial crew working together rather than different space programs competing against each other.
The current conflicts of this world sadden me. It's as if the only thing that would unite mankind would be an alien invasion or a cataclysmic event akin to the film 2012.
I've posted this before and it bears repeating, we need to zoom out and realize how minute and ephemeral we are. Humility is rare.
31 July 2013
Simple measure of character
28 July 2013
A matter of perspective
A. Let the crab pull you down.
B. Leave it where it belongs.
C. Pull it out of the water to its demise.
Crab mentality should be banned.
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Always, always, always a test.
A test of patience and tolerance for people.
Once you've already established this calloused shell of nonchalance, an idle humanoid pinprick will stop at nothing to carve you out and expose your vulnerability. For an inexplicable reason. Or maybe the obvious reason of wanting to put you down...or put itself up. I don't know, it's a mysterious thing. "Schadenfreude" will always be a curious phenomenon to me.
31 May 2013
I got the blues
I've got the baby blues.
30 May 2013
Forced evisceration of thought.
Compelling the brain to be spasmodically flatulent.
A sign of aging and a prelude to senescence.
At 31 years old.
I used to fart my brains out all over blogger and now I've become too brief.
But "brevity is the soul of wit" right, Shakespeare?
Alas, poor mind, I knew you well.
22 May 2013
16 May 2013
when i am meant to be nothing
Like most people, there are instances when I have a sudden, inordinate desire to be great...to be somebody. I'm pretty sure I've posted a couple of times in the past that I'm meant to be ordinary and that I should consider it to be a good thing. This post is obviously a redundancy, but it's a healthy reminder on my part: "to take delight in being unknown and unregarded (A Kempis, The Inner Life)."
14 May 2013
book hoarding sloth
I look at the book shelf and see Salman Rushdie and the Dante Club staring dust-filled daggers at me for not reading them and going for ebook versions of Kafka's Metamorphosis and H.G. Wells's Time Machine. Tsk tsk tsk.
Sometime soon. I have an urgent matter to attend to: my Plants vs Zombies Zen garden.
08 April 2013
What's your trip?
Tripadvisor is as dangerous as online window shopping. You end up longing for places to go to, which you have a slim-to-none chance of ever visiting. Another example of why ignorance is bliss.