I have my news feed set to ignore all the political BS and put space stories at the top. This is my pathetic attempt to look up at the stars, since I live in an area so full of light pollution & air pollution that I can barely see the moon. Anyway this weekend’s nerd news is hopping about a distant black hole ripping a star to ribbons with astronomers capturing images.
But wtf, things don’t get much more depressing than this. It’s as if the universe itself is proclaiming: you’re fucked one way or the other. Whether you’re starving, being evicted, bullied, abused, persecuted, excommunicated, or being physically attacked, look up at the heavens: this is the way of the universe.
I wonder how many planets were sucked down the drain with that star, I wonder how many of those planets may have had life, strange fantastic creatures we couldn’t conceive in our wildest movies. All ripped to shreds. While we watch from our telescopes and marvel at the cosmic fireworks & read space news articles, because we’re too disgusted with our own horrors, mass shootings, wars, rape, murders, injustice & righteous destruction in our own back yard.
Try to escape, look up to the stars, but the universe is the same everywhere. Life is pointless, life is doomed, life is violent, and then it ends.