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So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it. You’re just afraid to let go of the last bits of him because then you’ll be really alone, and you’re scared to death of what will happen if you’re really alone. But here’s what you gotta understand. If you clear out all that space in your mind that you’re using right now to obsess about this guy, you’ll have a vacuum there, an open spot – a doorway. And guess what the universe will do with the doorway? It will rush in – God will rush in – and fill you with more love than you ever dreamed. So stop using that boy to block that door. Let it go.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)

I miss being a kid. Things were so much simpler back then. When my friends would show up unannounced we would play video games or run outside and ride bikes without exchanging pleasantries. We just went.

Now when someone decides to surprise me with a visit I have to try to explain why I was vacuuming in the nude.

Life is weird.

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For your Easter delectation: Marshmallow Peeps in vacuum.

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What happens to a liquid in a cold vacuum? Does it boil or freeze? These animations of liquid nitrogen (LN2) in a vacuum chamber demonstrate the answer: first one, then the other! The top image shows an overview of the process. At standard conditions, liquid nitrogen has a boiling point of 77 Kelvin, about 200 degrees C below room temperature; as a result, LN2 boils at room temperature. As pressure is lowered in the vacuum chamber, LN2’s boiling point also decreases. In response, the boiling becomes more vigorous, as seen in the second row of images. This increased boiling hastens the evaporation of the nitrogen, causing the temperature of the remaining LN2 to drop, the same way sweat evaporating cools our bodies. When the temperature drops low enough, the nitrogen freezes, as seen in the third row of images. This freezing happens so quickly that the nitrogen molecules do not form a crystalline lattice. Instead they are an amorphous solid, like glass. As the residual heat of the metal surface warms the solid nitrogen, the molecules realign into a crystalline lattice, causing the snow-like flakes and transition seen in the last image. Water can also form an amorphous ice if frozen quickly enough. In fact, scientists suspect this to be the most common form of water ice in the interstellar medium. (GIF credit: scientificvisuals; original source: Chef Steps, video; h/t to freshphotons)

Vacuum Energy Driving Our Universe.

The Vacuum of Space Connects us All. Atoms consist of 99.9999999% empty Space. That means everything from the chair you’re sitting on, the computer you’re staring at, even You, are only 000000001% there. Even the Planck Length is simply a Renormalization of the Infinitely dense Vacuum of Space. As such, Matter does not define Space, Space defines Matter. Matter is just a Perceptual division of the Vacuum itself. However, Matter does inform Space. Reality Creates Us. The Vacuum Creates Us, but we inform the Vacuum. We are Interacting with the Structure of the Vacuum over and over again in a Fundamental way. All the electrons and positrons in the atoms that make up our Bodies are constantly interacting with the Vacuum like a game of hide-and-seek: appearing and disappearing, over and over again. We are informing the Universe about our unique point of view of the Structure of Reality. We are recursive, self-similar Structures of Consciousness at arbitrarily small scales that represent the Universe as a Whole; like a wave represents the ocean, or a water-drop represents the wave.

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