April 20, 2017

a little dash of stardust

 

Solar System Syndrome is real. 


You're probably thinking, "What the hell are you talking about, Anna?"


That feeling you get in your stomach when you think about the other nine planets out there. That ours is just one to rotate around the sun. That you are just one tiny life in the massive crowd of 7.5 BILLION people that live on Earth today.


That feeling makes you feel about as important as a single speck of dust, floating through the afternoon sun. 


Watching Deadliest Space Weather tonight, I started to feel very small and unimportant because "How can I make a difference with my one-in-seven-billion life?" And then, I recalled a fact we learned in high school. 


We all have stardust inside of us. Each and every one of us.


It sounds like a cheesy line of poetry but it's true. There is magic in that. There is beauty in that. And it helps to keep the Solar System Syndrome at bay.  

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