People often ask my about my inspiration. I always find it a hard question to answer as my inspiration is always changing. Like Universal Consciousness, my creativity is fluid and responds to that which I find interesting- people I see on the street, art exhibits I am lucky enough to catch, books I read or anything else, really. Lately, I’ve become mildly obsessed with space. It’s an out there concept for me- I’m not too versed in string theory or any other physics concepts. But, with the advent of my son’s all consuming obsession with space and this month’s supermoon in Libra, I’ve found myself more and more interested in our universe and how we fit within it. So, here’s my round up of some of my most inspiring finds this month- they are all definitely out of this world.
As a pretty major Star Wars fan, this article had me at hello. But as a novice space follower whose real and only education about it are based in sci-fi, I was a little hesitant to dive into the article. But am I so happy I did. Dennis Overbye’s article is accessible and inclusive. His science writing is clear and easy to follow. I especially loved his comparison of universal expansion to baking with raisins. Def worth a read. And the comments are not to be missed.
My son and I often talk about intergalatic space travel. I’m going on record now that I wouldn’t be surprised if the kid becomes an astronaut. But, everytime, Cy asks me if I will go with him. Of course the answer is yes. With the advent of space tourism, I don’t think our dream trip is too far off.
Here are some of my favorite images of Virgin’s recent trips.
Who else is coming?
For a more attainable space journey, I can’t recommend enough Oliver Jeffer’s new book, Here We Are. This book is great for adults and kids alike.
Aside from the basic planetary and universal knowledge, Mr Jeffers has included kindness quotes from his family and an astronaut. If there’s not a better time to be inclusive and kind, I can’t really think of one…
SUPER MOON IN LIBRA
The Libra full moon is said to have us questioning who we are. Given I’m always wondering how we fit into the universe, and what we are here for, there couldn’t be a better time to consider our impact and how we affect those around us. I’m taking this full moon and setting an intention to be accepting and kind- what is yours?
@nasa - My favorite space Instagram account, of course. Cy and I watch the rocket launch videos on heavy rotation. It’s definitely worth a follow. The images are extraordinary.
I’m a huge Sci-Fi fan and not afraid to say it. I’m amazed at how life follows fiction. I dare you to read Brave New World today and NOT find parallels to our current culture. Below is a list of my top 5 favorites: