The universe is immeasurable. Our galaxy is immense, and it is only a speck of dust compared to the boundless ocean of space that rolls out to the fringes of the unknown. In this universe there are particles, atoms, solids, liquids, gasses, humans, animals, and plants. There are 7 billion humans on this planet, and those are only the ones still living and not counting the figures of the past. And then humans have souls just as immeasurable and unfathomable as the universe they inhabit.
You’d think that from this cavernous gulf teeming with all sorts of fascinating life and unfolding history and transmogrifying cultures, I’d be able to scrap together enough thoughts to form a topic for this blog post.
The universe, as far as we know, has no visible boundaries. My brain, however, has very visible boundaries that stretch from one ear to the other, and all the thoughts of the universe have no room in this finite space. Therefore, all I can think about at the moment is how fun rehearsal was, how much I have to do tomorrow, and how very, very tired I am, none of which are topics worth exploring. I could tell you, but who in their right mind would sit there and listen to me complain?
I’m afraid, dearest readers, that all I could offer you right now would be trite truisms and meaningless song lyrics applied loosely to life’s tumultuous circumstances, and you can go to other blogs for that kind of thing.
My goal, normally, is to make you laugh. But I discovered long ago that I cannot force myself to be funny. All I can do is remind you that the opposite of irony is wrinkly, and that if you watch Godzilla backwards, it’s about a giant lizard which helps rebuild a half-burnt-down city, then moonwalks into the ocean, neither of which are thoughts that are original to me.
So there you have it. I have scraped the bottom of my universe’s barrel for your amusement. Even Homer nods, and soon I’ll be nodding off myself.