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Day 14: first (or second or third) topic I thought of.

I’m not sure when I became a fan of space

I can’t say I’m obsessed with it. I don’t know a ton about it like an obsessed person would. I like the stars, I believe in Pluto, and I am amazed at the unknown-ness of it.

I don’t believe that we will ever meet alien life in my lifetime, I don’t know if I believe it exists, but I do not deny the possibility.

If aliens do exist they know better than have anything to do with our planet.

I have multiple NASA clothing items. A classic NASA t-shirt. One that says “not flat we checked”, but in a NASA style logo. And a sweet Walmart NASA hoodie I’ve been wearing at home daily. It needs washed.

90% of my “brand” (that’s hilarious) has an underlying space theme. One logo I designed looked a little like a planet with a ring.

So we have established that I enjoy space themed stuff

And now we have the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. And there is one particular image that stood out to me.

I stole it for you.

From here.

Why this one? I have absolutely no clue but by George isn’t it breathtaking? The lights, the colors. The textures. If you could reach out and touch it what would it feel like? If I could live in that mass I would.

This one is called the Carina Nebula, or it’s the edge of it. Stars are born in it. Some of the tallest “peaks” in this gaseous mass are seven light years high. That is unfathomable.

One thought stood out when I saw that image

That was “when I die launch my remains into space and straight into that cradle of life so I may remain among the stars.” And then, after I let go the logic that NASA would not launch human remains (how about cremains) into space, I thought, “or perhaps I could become a star. Since stars are born there, after all.

Imagine the fantastical unbelievablilty of it. To Crash Land in the cradle of life where stars are born.

99% of my dreams do not come true but I have an excellent imagination. Once I’m dead I won’t know what happens to my body. So I can imagine that I become a star.

NASA, let’s talk.


Thanks for reading.

-c