Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Be back in a bit, friends.

My wife of five years and much better half for 10 years gives me shit for never giving her a specific time. She'll ask "when will you be back?" and I'll generally answer something like "in a bit" or "later on." Fridays with the Fords is NOT my spouse and it did not ask me "when will you be back?" For now, though, I am back (for this post at least).

I've been pretty bummed on the economic, political, social welfare, debt ceiling and most other "discussions" that have been occurring in the media as of late. None of it seems positive and the solutions appear to be so far off if they're even there at all. One of my favorite movies is Fight Club (I know, right. Pretty obvious pick for a male in his fading twenties). Ed Norton's happy place in that movie is a cave. I just discovered my happy place, SPACE! I took a walk tonight after doing some short research as to how many steps are in a mile (don't ask how I got onto that weird tangent, because it might lead me to a meta-tangent), and I discovered what I always knew. I love watching space shows like Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman among others. I like space and when I left for my walk that took about 5,000 steps I was super bummed and feeling like the world was coming down on us (humans). The walk was moonlit and soothing. Feeling that small and insignificant somehow makes me feel better about our (humans') petty issues. They're real. Don't get me wrong, but, on a cosmic level, they're petty. It's like when Norton says "on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." Once I readjust my horizons to encompass more stuff our problems seem smaller and more manageable.

I don't have any answers for you, but I do have a question. Where is your happy place? Just sayin'...

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