posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 04:03 PM
When I was a kid, around eight years old, my dad bought me a piece of software for our computer. It was an astronomy thing for kids, because he knew
how much I loved constellations.
It had all of the constellations, explanations about what the characters used in them are, pictures and information about planets in our solar system,
and many nebula.
I used to be scared to death to look at nebula, and would avoid them like the plague. I don't know, maybe they were just too vast and dark for me to
look at when I was a kid.
But, I kinda teared up a while back when I looked at one of those interactive scales of the universe. Because I realized I had nothing to be afraid
of, that though they were far away, and big, and we as people are so tiny and seemingly insignificant, we're really not. They're really quite
beautiful, and we're not insignificant. We're lucky to be here, to be a part of this beautiful cosmos, to BE this cosmos.
It's a remarkable thing.