if you could unscrew my head and look inside, this is what you'd find.
Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.
Martin Creed, Work No. 503, 2006.
Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
That is fucking frightening.
This is fucking inspiring and beautiful. This is science. Never assume you know everything. Never assume you have all the answers. Life is vast, the universe is diverse, forever expanding, and mysterious. Life is amazing and literally everything in existence is a miracle. We are in the Universe, but we are also made OF the universe so we are in the universe while it is also a part of us. Stars had to die to create life, we literally are made from dead stars. This shit’s amazing. Does it have the potential to be terrifying? Sure. But I find religious ideology to be much more terrifying. Science is spiritual. Science gives me perspective. Science astounds me. Confounds me. And life itself is beautifully vast and reproducing itself everywhere, expanding for eternity. That’s spiritual right there. And it’s also science.
Mars as seen by Rosseta during a gravity assist
Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville, Around The Moon (Autour de la Lune); [Jules Verne], 1872.
W.S. Merwin, “To the Present Tense”