28th April 2012

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IF I HAD TO SEND A POSTCARD TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE HERE, ID SAY JUST THIS: THINGS ARE FAR APART

START WITH ATOMIC MATTER

THE INTERIOR NATURE OF MATTER IS THIS: MOSTLY NOTHING—NOTHING WITH LITTLE TINY BITS OF SOMETHING SUSPENDED IN IT (AT VAST DISTANCES FROM EACH OTHER, RELATIVE TO THEIR SIZE)

JUMP TO THE SCALE OF ANIMALS» AS ANIMALS WE KNOW FULL WELL WE FIND OURSELVES APART—AND DESPERATE NOT TO BE

SCALE TO PLANETS AND STARS AND THE DISTANCES QUICKLY ECLIPSE HUMAN HYPERBOLE

THINGS ARE FAR APART

AND THEY’RE GETTING FARTHER APART TOO.

CONCEIVABLY, SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE THINGS WILL BE FAR ENOUGH APART THAT LIGHT WON’T BE ABLE TO CATCH UP TO US HERE ON EARTH

THE SPEED AT WHICH WE’LL BE TRAVELING AWAY FROM EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT AND THE NIGHT SKY WILL GO BLACK

MEANWHILE, RIGHT NOW, OUR NIGHT SKY IS HAUNTED BY GHOSTS, BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD

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