The Final Post

Karangahape Rd, Auckland 2019 (Photo Credit: Christian Espinoza)

Thank you.

For the past four and a half months, you’ve read my ramblings as I etched my thoughts on here, one post at a time.

Looking back at them I see this has been a practice in sharing and reflecting, which developed into a daily ritual. Posting the blog created structure amongst the empty space I was in. It was a voice I didn’t know I had.

Now I feel it is time to say goodbye. I am grateful for anyone who read my blog, took away from it, and I can say I enjoyed every minute of it.

Go well and kill it in the game 🙂

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

– Albert Einstein

Observer

Avondale, Auckland NZ 2012 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

When you move through space you are witnessing and experiencing your reality.

The camera can record this as a glimpse or a fragment of that reality, but when the recorded image is reproduced it gains a crucial new element: an observer.

The image now has the capacity to transform its inherent meaning, and thus, feedback into your reality in new ways.

The observer’s experience can shift the dynamic of the recorded event, or image by the way it interacts with what it sees. No one interpretation is either right or wrong, it just is.

Breath new life to your reality by inviting others to observe a portion of it.

If one of the five theories describes our universe, who lives in the other four worlds

-Edward Witten

Are we alone here?

Los Angeles, California 2017 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

Is it possible that there is life outside of earth?

Every Friday morning, my son Ethan and I have our ‘Father-Son coffee’ together (his coffee is always a hot chocolate), and we have kept this tradition now for half his life time. The conversation of late has evolved from gaming and memes to much deeper topics. I opened this blog with the very question I was hit with this morning.

I was initially intrigued by the nature of the question itself, especially because Ethan was still half asleep, but then I felt immediately excited. Thus begun a twenty minute long conversation about the notion of life on Earth, what sustains life, and if there could be life on other planets or galaxies and would we ever find out in our lifetime? I am closely following NASA’s Mars exploration program and the data gathered thus far has helped to give us big clues into this big question.

Ethan is a logical boy, he determines things not through assumption but empirical evidence, however the combination of his new high school subjects – science and philosophy – have helped to open his mind a lot more. Not to mention make our coffee dates a lot more stimulating.

We are all lucky to be here on this Earth right now, to have the opportunity of life, and to do with it whatever we like. At the same time however, we are but a small blip in the fabric of space and time, and maybe we are not alone. We may never know the answer for certain in our lifetime, so we are left to explore and be curious.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

– Neil Armstrong