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Something to think about, not obsess.

I know that the universe is bigger than elephantine proportions, but I haven’t actually wrapped my mind around it.  Quite frankly, I don’t want to.  I already think a little town like Bryn Mawr is big. 

It’s not that I don’t like thinking myself as small.  This reminds me of a song lyric that goes, “and we’re all too small to talk to God.”  But, the following line is “Yeah, we’re all too smart to talk to God” (Panic! At the Disco).  Just because the human to the current visible universe ratio is 1:27 (Grobstein) doesn’t meant that we’re insignificant.

I like being small being.  To me, it’s familiar, safe, and comforting.  This is why I picked a small college and not a university (“university”… “universe”?  Hey, hey!)

That is all I have to say about that.  This entire idea of how large the universe is is fun to think about, but it’s not something I would care to obsess about.  Don’t belittle me if I want to look at the sky and admire the clouds and color instead of thinking, “We’re so small” or “I wonder where the sky ends, if it ever ends, or does it transition into darkness?”  Those thoughts are more like my “I just finished watching a sci-fi, so I’m going to ponder some heavy stuff for an hour” kind of thoughts.

 

Grobstein, Paul. "In Different Words." Serendip. N.p., 10 Apr.

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Panic! At the Disco. "Behind the Sea." Pretty. Odd. 2008. CD.

 

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