Hello, infinite blogosphere. This is me shouting into the black hole of the internet and straining to hear the echo.
To tell you a bit about myself, here is one of my all-time favorite bumper stickers:
It’s funny yet has a powerful message: that no one is inherently more important than another, and we each fill a specific role in the universe – like puzzle pieces. Leave out one piece, and the cute kitten is missing an eye.
Then there is one of my all-time favorite posters:
Which is on the other end of the spectrum. In our infinitely vast universe, we are tinsy tiny. Our amount of power nearly inconsequential.
Which leads me to this belief: In the vast universe we are so insignificant. But in daily life, it is ever so significant that we are.
Sit with that.
I also like to think about ants (as a commoner, I am not at all a scientist). I like to wonder at the things we have in common with them such as hierarchy and living in colonies, a.k.a. cities. It was recently reported on newscientist.com that ants show signs of being distinct individuals similar to how humans are unique individuals. And these individuals can affect colony-level decisions, by simply doing what they do.
And that’s where I come in. I am a writer and this blog is where I do what I do. Some of it will be great, lots of it will be crap and it’s all necessary for the process. Of course it is my great hope that my writing can positively affect others in large numbers over time, but my daily duty is to write.
I hope you enjoy what you find here.