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9th-Dec-2005 09:29 am

Am I the only one who gets freaked out by space? As in outer space. Every single time I start thinking about the distances out there, the vastness of everything, and how old it all is, I just start feeling dizzy. It feels like my brain wants to go on meltdown and I have to start thinking on something else before I actually start feeling sick. It just feels like my little human brain was never meant to understand everything out there.
9th-Dec-2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
no youre not. well i get a similiar feeling, but mine is almost a nervous sort of uncomfort. not for aliens or anything, but simply a kind of panic almost from trying to take it all in. but, i get the same feeling when look at mondrian paintings.

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mondrian, "composition in red"
9th-Dec-2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
yeah that's what i feel too

but i don't get why the painting troubles you?
9th-Dec-2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
the composition is so...theres tension everywhere! i feel like my eye cant rest, its like jumping from star to star to star to the vast pieces of space, next thing you know youre trapped in the painting.
9th-Dec-2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
but that's why space is AWESOME :D
9th-Dec-2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
oh i agree; it is awesome. it stands for such a complete and amazing set of oppurtunities and possibilities...doesnt mean it cant be a bit unsettling as well.
9th-Dec-2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
I suppose that if I didn't plan on becoming an astronomer/working with NASA, it might be unsettling to me as well. :P I just hope we do something high end during my time, like going to Mars or something. So cool.
10th-Dec-2005 01:41 am (UTC)
omfg isnt there a video of your icon somewhere? and if so do u have the link??????
9th-Dec-2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
I get that too! I really hate space, I hate thinking about it, it just makes me so uncomfortable... not scared... but I just don't want to know about it because yeah, it almost makes me feel sick. :S
9th-Dec-2005 07:43 pm (UTC)

*freaks out* O_O
9th-Dec-2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
i think that space is wonderful. i don't dread it in the slightest.

i think that the more intelligent life out there realises that we are more trouble than we are worth. like an ant far. it was interesting for the first couple of millenia, but now they have probably moved on to other newer toys. :)
9th-Dec-2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
I get euphoric... almost high off of it. It's so incredibly vast, and when I think of my place in it I feel like I am both the smallest thing and yet part of the greatest thing....

I tried to explain to Lyoness once about the vastness of space (during Admin camping! The stars were so pronounced...). I managed to freak her out, and she retreated back to the safety of her own tent. I suppose she had never really thought about it before. :P
9th-Dec-2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
You know, the stars that weekend were so strange for me. We only really see stars here in wintertime. In summer the sky is too bright, even at night.

I love that though! Looking at the stars is great. It's when I start doing more than admiring their beauty that I get freaked out :P
9th-Dec-2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ditto. Same with clouds. I love clouds. ^^