Freud in his study in Vienna, 1937 (via)
Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival (Book the Ninth)
Today was a pretty momentous day in my life. Although I really didn’t allow myself to feel it until I actually accomplish something with it. Today I received my work permit as part of the deferred action process for childhood arrivals…
It just feels weird talking about this, even if it is just in a blog. My immigration status is something I consider very personal, private, and taboo. I guess I should say considered, because writing about it here defeats the purpose. But in a sense, this whole process is meant to make me less fearful in my pursuit to adulthood. Like my father says “fear is your limitation, and it will get you nowhere.”
So now that I’ve received my work permit, I guess it’s just about time to get a job. And continue on my quest to become something more than a couch potato.
A meteor strike jolted parts of Russia early Friday morning (15th February 2013) , the sonic boom of the impact smashed tens of thousands of windows across the region injuring over 1,000 people.
It might be silly to admit to this but I’m very jealous of the Russian citizens that experienced todays Meteorite. As soon as I saw the trending topic on twitter I rushed to youtube and saw the videos. Honestly I thought it was the most beautiful and spectacular things. The way the meteorite scrapped the sky was breath taking.
The whole thing makes me feel funny about life really. Something about all the different angles and points of view of when it rushed into the atmosphere strangely impacted me. It made me thing about the things we can and can’t see. What we can and can’t account for. To me it says a lot about nature and the universe we live in. (BTW The connection to the Tunguska event of 1908 is also very eerie and interesting)
I know I might be chastised for saying this, but I also view it as something of a miracle similarly to a religious event of sorts. However measured this meteorite was by scientist, I’m sure it caught everyone of guard and had we known this would happen there would be more preparations. But the fact is we weren’t and the uncertainty of our world is something we can’t prepare for. It’s almost majestic in a way that we exist in such a grand scheme of something that we can’t see and yet fully understand.
One of the biggest things I fear in life is that I will never truly witness something wonderful; something that might answer, for me personally, what the meaning of life is. I consider myself something of an amateur astronomer or a lover of all things space. It would be the greatest honor to witness what this universe can throw at us. Even if it’s the last thing I see.