Something to do

Suggested item: a flashlight

Go ahead, grab a flashlight.  I’ll wait…

All set?  Good.  Here is my suggestion:

Go outside, tonight, or some night, or every night.  Look up, find a nice cloud-free patch of sky and point your flashlight at it.  Turn the flashlight on for a second, or five seconds, or whatever feels right to you.

When you shined your flashlight at the sky you sent an uncountable number of photons out into the universe.  Those that made it past the atmosphere without colliding with dust or a water droplet or some other obstacle will likely travel across the cosmos for eternity.  Space is so empty, and the distances between objects are so huge and ever-expanding, those photons could go on, literally, forever.

You will have set in motion something infinite and eternal.

So go outside, stare awhile at the stars above you.  Take a deep breath, relax, and shine a light.  Remember that while everything we experience here on this world exists for only the briefest flicker of time, we can also, in our way, touch eternity.

Sleep well.

Florida is…

16) Florida isn’t so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself, as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found. – Douglas Coupland, author.

17) The place where this happened: Florida man’s female roommate finds camera hidden in bathroom, including footage of the perv getting dirty in the shower

18) The place where this is happening: Florida iguanas hunted and killed for tacos and burritos