Within our lifetimes, we’ve marveled as biologists have managed to look at ever smaller and smaller things. And astronomers have looked further and further into the dark night sky, back in time and out in space. But maybe the most mysterious of all is neither the small nor the large: it’s us, up close. Could we even recognize ourselves, and if we did, would we know ourselves? What would we say to ourselves? What would we learn from ourselves? What would we really like to see if we could stand outside ourselves and look at us?
Remember These Things #2
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Remember These Things #1
“Your life is now. Your life is not going to start when you graduate college. Your life is not going to start when you get married. Your life is now. You have to enjoy your life today…otherwise you’re going to be miserable.”
- Finding the Open Road: A Guide to Self-Construction Rather than Mass Production
A silence with an unattractive person implies they are the boring one. A silence with an attractive one immediately renders it certain you are the tedious party.
Today I took a study break, set a timer for 5 minutes, and counted the number of Uggs that passed by. I counted 29.