"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

shigthedig replied to your post: sometimes i think being an astronomer …

i feel the same way, sometimes it seems like a great honor to be able to unravel and understand the universe but when i grasp the reality of it’s entirety(or atleast what i am capable of understanding) it seems unnecessary

yes yes you get it! that is the exact feeling

like i study evolution and  we’re still learning about the morphological traits of plants that are (casually) hundreds of millions of years old and THAT fucks with me

but 300 million years is nothing in the scheme of space what the fuck

listening to Friendship Bracelet and it’s blowing my mind more than usual

sometimes i think being an astronomer or an astrophysicist would be cool but then i would never be able to block out the stifling thought of being such a small and fleeting part of the huge universe we’re in since i’d be studying it all the time so my sense of mortality keeps me from doing cool space stuff probably