Friday, November 06, 2015
I was getting overwhelmed at work and a bit cranky. A slice of very good apricot cake with some *much* needed coffee helped, but then the stress returned as usual.
Then, somehow, I got curious about black holes on my lunch break. I Read through what I could of the Wikipedia article and asked my friends what they knew. I was given a podcast to help with layman understanding of this great mystery. It made my panic feel petty. It helped.
I nevertheless worked far later than I had planned, missing the gym and arriving home hot and cranky. But I am making an effort to pull away from this immediate world and try some perspective.
My dear friend found out her relative's lung cancer not only came back but metastasized into his brain. I read about The Force for Daniel, where a man in hospice was granted his wish to see the next Star Wars movie before he dies. I think about the event horizon, where gravity is so strong it pulls light into its well so that only a blot of blackness remains as a warning.