Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunday Scribblings: The Space Case

I checked in with Sunday Scribblings today, as I am feeling the itch to post to my blog more frequently. The writing prompt this week is "I just don't get it....".

Now folks, there's a lot of stuff I don't get. I'll be the first one to admit that. But nothing can keep me up nights, fill my noggin up with confusion juice until it is oozing out my ears, and make me hit my head up against the wall like trying to understand SPACE That's space as in the final frontier. Not the distance between your couch and the wall (that I get).

I get planets, stars, galaxies, and zero gravity. I know the moon is not made of cheese (although, damn that would be cool). The thing about space that gets me every time is the idea that it might end somewhere. Does this boggle you? Because I just can't get my head around it. I mean, how does space just end? And what is on the outside of space? What would that even look like? The alternative to this theory is that space is infinite, which is a more comforting option but that can get my mind going all crazy as well. What do you mean it never ends? I love the idea of infinity, but it is baffling all the same.

I make a point to not post other people's work here, but for this post I'm making an exception. Here is a drawing out of my hubby's childhood scrapbook. I love this drawing because it shows that he too, was mulling over this whole outer space thing, and seemed to come to terms with it. Only difference is he was 5. I'm 7 times that and I still "just don't get it".


redness said...

Haaaa ... Excellent, great post ;) Loved this, Thanks!

gautami tripathy said...

I like this!

watered down

Michele said...

This is the one thing that I would lay in bed thinking about - where does space end, or does it? - as a kid. I would think so hard I would get a whirly feeling in my brain, like it was working so hard it would start to spin.

Great post.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fun ramble!

The big questions are always worth a few musings!

Am I way out of the ball park, but my crazy mind keeps looking at your hubby's drawing, and I keep seeing a toilet seat; in fact maybe 2 kinda back to back. (Think I'll stop there while I've lost just a little!)


Renee said...

Space is one of those things that just absolutely blows my mind when I try to think about it. I just cannot understand it. I can't imagine no beginning and no end and I can't understand the size of it all. I just can't wrap my brain around it. Anytime I try to really think about it I swear something in my brain just shorts out and can't think about it anymore! I'm glad you posted this, I didn't think anybody else thought about space the way I do. :-)

Librarian Girl said...

Please, don't get me started. Do I need to throw in the concept of time as it relates to space? Dare I say the words "Data's head" to you?