Thursday, January 18, 2007

Famous

The bell rang for lunch and my friend and I strolled out on to the playground talking about space and spaceships.

“What was there before space?” I asked.

No matter how hard I tried to imagine nothingness the best my mind could come up with was blackness, and blackness seemed to be something.

When I was older I learned that we humans are atomically small in the molecule of the solar system. Some people think that there are as many stars in the Milky Way as there have been humans on Earth. Each star is a massive sun – ancient and unique. And there are many, many galaxies in the Universe.

I can not comprehend the vastness of space.

How can something so large that I can’t comprehend it come from something so empty that I can’t imagine it?

Well, maybe we are just the part of the Universe that is trying to understand itself.

No wonder we want to be famous.
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