Did you ever try to recall the many random thoughts that run through your mind while listening to a boring conversation?
I tried that once or twice.
And once I made notes.
Here are some of those items:
The nearly unbelievable immensity of the Universe. Amaazing! Incredible!
How can any person nearing comprehension of the vast expanse of the entire universe avoid absolute madness when attempting to accept the tremendous distances between clusters of galaxies... if the word comprehend means to approach an understanding of a concept?
Goethe wrote, "A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days."
That's a load of crap.
What exactly is the difference between the concepts of Time and Duration?
Definition of Time:
Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.
Definition of Duration:
Duration is the time during which something continues.
So what, then, is a jiffy? If you look it up, you will find that a jiffy is used to measure the duration between alternating power cycles. Also a jiffy is a casual term for a short duration.
Did you ever hear of a hectosecond?
A hectosecond equals 100 seconds
or 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Well, that's enough of that for now.
Oh wait --
Try to imagine this:
The entire universe, in all its immensity, is probably only a drop in a bucket... only a single molecule of some unknowable whole.
Yes, my thoughts are random and scattered.
Oh well, they are celebrities, you know.
Did You Know . . .?
About 400 million years ago, before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on this day in 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. After briefly coming ashore in southern Florida on August 25 as a Category 1 hurricane, Katrina gained strength before slamming into the Gulf Coast on August 29. In addition to bringing devastation to the New Orleans area, the hurricane caused damage along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as other parts of Louisiana.
WORD FOR TODAY
the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time --filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.
(Aug 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009)
(born August 29, 1938)
(born August 29, 1936)
(born August 29, 1959)