The random musings of an autistic bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.
The Things We’re Overlooking
Other things are happening. Miraculous things.
I feel like we’ve been in crisis mode for years now. Each news cycle is more shocking than the last, and because of that, I’m losing the will to be shocked anymore. I now understand how people can seem lethargic in war zones. It just all becomes too much.
But the most heartbreaking aspect of this, in my opinion, is that other things are happening, miraculous things, spectacular things, horrific things, record-breaking things, and we don’t even hear about them because we’re overwhelmed by Trump’s tomfoolery or this nightmare pandemic.
And we have a great deal in common. Our suns are very similar, although theirs is younger. And there are two gas giants circling that sun, similar to ours, although a great deal larger and farther out. Soon, astronomers hope to see if there are smaller planets in the system as well.
What an amazing discovery. This is the first time we’ve seen anything like this, ever. We can learn a lot from this system. This is huge. This is incredibly exciting!
And yet it gets lost in the drama that is our current reality. It makes you wonder what else we’re missing.
3 thoughts on “The Things We’re Overlooking”
I saw that the other week and was duly impressed. Agree several hundred percent about how all this crap makes us miss other, better stuff. Except some of us don’t miss it. You found that article on those exoplanets, for instance. Me, I’m always finding crazy/neat things to get fascinated with. Keeps me out of bigger mischief.
Y’all hang on to your knowledge of good things. It’ll help hold you together.
So true, Angi!
A partial explanation for Trumps tomfoolery. It ends on a hopeful note.
Most people don’t even realize that children are still being separated from their parents at the border. https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/06/18/family-separation-policy-continues-two-years-after-trump-administration-claims-it-ended
Have to dig beneath mainstream, easy access, news to stay fully informed. Unfortunately, many are raised to be fast food consumers. You do the digging but they can’t make the effort to read. Maybe, if you were in a zany entertaining video format, you’d reach more of those who really need their eyes opened. Break out the whistles, kazoos and clown shoes… it works for Trump’s circus.