Friday, December 27, 2013


Yesterday was a running stream of coincidence.
As I drove to lunch I listened to a fascinating interview on NPR with astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Over lunch we started talking about the dubious exploits of Jimmy Page, trying to coax my father in law into believing his hero was maybe less then a sterling example of a man. Then Stairway to Heaven starts playing in the sushi house.

To change the subject, we watch Chris sing "Space Oddity" in a music video he made in the International Space Station. It is basically my favorite thing in the whole world right now.
It's all rounded out when we go to see a showing of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and of course Walter gains strength from Kristin Wiig singing "Ground control to Major Tom..."

Walter Mitty....I liked it! I really did. It was so enjoyable. Go see it.

2013 is almost at an end. We had a wonderful Christmas, and I always love this last week or two of the year when everything seems to slow to a crawl. Work is stagnant, you focus more on how much pie you can eat then how many times you've been to the gym. It's like centrifugal force, everything slowing to almost an end, right before speeding up and shooting downward again into the new year.

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still.
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go.

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