Recently I read something that literally brought tears to my eyes:
“Be Humble, for you are made of earth.
Be Noble, for you are made of stars.” - Old Serbian Proverb
This proverb is strictly, totally, completely true. You and I and the computer you’re reading this on are all made of star dust. Our carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and iron atoms were forged in ancient supernova, billions of years ago. We share a connection to the larger universe out there, for it is where we come from. As Neil Degrasse Tyson says, "We are in the Universe, but the Universe is also within us."
Nerd and a geek (there is a difference). Lover of movies with a huge DVD & Blu-Ray collection. Lover of books ditto. Lover of manga and anime and sushi (nom nom nom nom)! Enjoy hiking, camping, nature in general. Big on water harvesting and the green movement and social justice. Also, of course, astronomy, stargazing math, physics, and computers. Many odd board games adorn my shelves. There have also been credible & troubling rumors of inexplicableSteampunk activities. I have so many different interests and hobbies that I don’t have time for all of them. (Is it a strategic mistake at this stage to admit that I still build things with LEGO's?) Meh. "Life is too important to waste it by growing up."
I’m smart (not to brag), funny (so I’m told), weird (obviously), artistic (I like to think), irreverent (ask my boss), and an acquired taste (ask my Ex). But it all works for me. Mostly.
By all indications, my 2nd half-century shall be even better than the first. I shall prevail in the end. If I have not yet prevailed, it simply means that today is not yet the end. Rawr!