I am growing fonder each day of my new job. My coworker told me today she forgets that I am brand new to the business every time she works with me because “I’m a wiz-natural at it.” I really enjoy the cerebral aspects of the position as well. I was trained today on some of the science and engineering involved in their bird feeders – it’s tremendously complex and intriguing! Silver ions that inhibit microbial growth, agglutinated with the plastic in the feeders…brilliant!
After one of my coworkers (who is aware of my current health battles) found out that I volunteer as a telescope operator and star tour guide, she said that I am a vibrant inspiration to everyone there. It takes so much to go do the things I do on a daily basis. It takes monumental amounts of energy, pain medicine, time, gas money, sacrifice, and will power to drive up that giant mountain to the observatory…to another world made to explore the cosmos. To take that telescope and point it at the sky to any object I want, is like no other experience. The cosmos and its filigree of intricacies are infinite, and I intend to find out more each day, one astrophysicist friend at a time.
There is no other feeling (except seeing a Humpback Whale ten feet from your boat for the first time in your life) than watching/coaching a small child and their parent while the parent lifts the child to the ocular of the telescope – and when that little person exclaims and gasps in awe at the cosmos…it’s one more step towards the good of our world. I would like to thank my dear friend Aaron Coyner for tonight’s stimulating conversation on a myriad of complexities including but not limited to: theoretically calculating the Schwarzschild radius of a human, redshifts, blue shifts, quantum theory (specifically the possibility of quantum black holes in relation to Neuropsychology/physiology), UFO’s, xenomorphic evolution, and traumatic brain injuries and the adaptations that follow.
I think it’s time to go to sleep now and dream about the multiverse theory.