I think that my Thursday posts for the foreseeable future will be throwbacks to posts I have previously published. This is for a couple of reasons. One reason being I have currently 1,077 posts on my blog, with many of my early posts gathering between 2-5 views. I would love to return to these posts as many are still relevant and it would be great to introduce to the wider audience I very gratefully have today. Another reason is that blogging daily is difficult with full time work, and posting an entry that I have previously published gives me that little bit of extra time to look at my blog, respond to comments and think of new material.
It would be tragic if a band did not play their older stuff at a gig, I kind of feel the same way about my blog.
This one is a fairly recent one, dating back to June 9th, 2017. It was when I was starting to tell people about my move to Australia, I was having a catch up with friends in a bar that I knew I wouldn’t see for a while. I miss this kind of European architecture, however I have seen a lot more of the blue sky here than I probably ever did in Newcastle, England.
That’s all there is to say of this view. A view that is astounding, normalised due to it being the only view we have ever had.
I love the term ‘space’, it’s like the most modest definition of a possibly infinite universe/multiverse. It would be like calling the ocean ‘big puddle’.
No ceiling, no boundaries. If I had the ability to launch into the clouds above, I could go on forever. Why don’t I consider this more often? How does everyday life take my attention away from unbe-fucking-lievable aspects of our reality?
Beyond the blue, pure mystery. Like looking into the depths of the ocean, all we can do is stare and wonder. This amazes me, it also saddens me. The planets I will never visit and the landscapes I will never walk, the possibility of extra terrestrial life and technology they could possess. We are that desperate to cling onto old traditions we lack so much desire to discover. If our priorities are discussing same sex marriage and women keeping their hair covered, should I be surprised we have hardly explored our own solar system?
It takes a space shuttle 150 seconds to leave our atmosphere. A very short time but still difficult for us to carry out regularly. We are spiders trying to leave a bathtub, the slippery surface made of closed mindedness and hurt feelings. There are many of us that would love to leave the bathtub but cannot as we are too busy trying to fight for equal rights and evade beheadings. You know, the silly things that should be history, still taking place in a world that has the capability for so much more.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the reason I drink alcohol occasionally. To forget that some people are offended by it.
Let me know what you think, as I am sure there are plenty of opinions on this.
First publshed June 9th, 2017
Reblogged Jan 18th, 2018