A Bit Of Planetarium Perspective

“No pill can heal the ill of this sickness

Some are still in doubt of its existence

Some call it forgiveness and some say its the vengeance

Some say its an exit and some say its an entrance

The poor say the rich have the cure

The rich say the poor are the source

Revolutionaries say its a psychological war

Invented by the press

Just to have something to report..”

My last couple of posts have been a bit volatile and thinking in depth about these kinds of things we often have no way of changing can sometimes be draining and frustrating. Arguing points and debating are good for the brain, but are also a strain on your psyche. I know when I think about it long enough, the worlds problems and my own can overwhelm me and I wonder if I can ever get past these things and back to happiness.

The best person I can be is unselfish and caring and its hard to uphold that 24/7. When I don’t get what I want and when things aren’t going my way I can get grumpy. Once I reach a certain point of grumpy, nothing will satisfy me no matter what you do because not only do I want my own way, but I’m feeling guilty about getting it so its like damned if you do, damned if you don’t. A kiss on the cheek and a cup of tea can usually remedy this though.

When I’m in these moods something that always brings me back down to earth is trying to remember all that I have, that others don’t have. I’ll never go hungry. I have a family who will love me no matter what I do. I’m not in a country that ignores my basic freedoms or that tortures me. Its good to see how small my problems are in comparison to those of the world, because it teaches me to shut the fuck up and be grateful.

I went to the Melbourne Planetarium last Saturday and if you’re feeling like you want to remember that your life is ok, and that sometimes things don’t matter then I recommend seeing the ‘Are We Alone In The Universe’ show. It only costs about $5 and its narrated by Harrison Ford, so where can you go wrong?

“Lately I’m getting better

Wish I could stay sick with you

But theres too many egos left to bruise

Call it sin, you can call it whatever

Eating deep inside of you

Well if it were me its all I’d ever do

I’m the generator, firing whenever you quit

Yeah, whatever it is, you go out and its on

Yeah can’t you hear my motored heart?

You’re the one that started it..”

I also want to say that sometimes we find ourselves being unreasonably angry to those around us, parents, friends or people we don’t like but are forced to be around. Even if they are poisoning you with their negative energy towards you theres really only one way to get around it. You have to take their venom and return it with a smile and a loving attitude. Remember that if they are pissed off it hurts no-one but themselves unless you let it hurt you. Once you retaliate and hurt them back you just played into their shit and got owned because you’re the one hurting now.

Also, pissed off people and in fact most people in general are holding a lot of hurt in their hearts. Sometimes the reason is hard to identify, but sometimes you already know that Sammy can be cold because his dad left him when he was a kid and he finds it hard connecting to people without putting his pride in the way. If you understand that people are sad, sometimes they’re over it and sometimes it never heals, you can find the compassion to deal with anyones hate. They’re just reflecting their pain onto you, which you might do to someone else on a different day.

I know we can all think of a moment in our lives where we were so overcome with sadness and despair that we thought we could never get up again. We have all felt it, so why perpetuate another’s pain by being rude or mean? Let it go, its much healthier and you will be a happier person for it. And then take that happiness, go outside and look at the sky and see how you feel. Its probably as close to understanding the meaning of life as I will ever get.

“Thinking about thinking of you

Summertime think it was June

Yeah think it was June

Laying back, head on the grass

Children grown having some laughs

Yeah having some laughs.

You made me feel like the one

Made me feel like the one

The one..

I don’t know where we are goin now..”


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9 Responses to “A Bit Of Planetarium Perspective”

  1. clubwah Says:

    Your last paragraph really strikes a chord with me at the moment. And you’re spot on, holding your head up, moving forward and refusing to get tangled in negative emotions really helps people move on – it’s best to see every set back as an opportunity, however difficult it seems at times.

  2. LuLi Says:

    And hanging around people who love you and want to help you through does wonders as well.. Sometimes the one thing missing that will change how you handle a problem is a bit of support.

  3. John Surname Says:

    Get a room, you two.

  4. LuLi Says:

    Maybe we’re already in it and you just interrupted!

  5. John Surname Says:

    I’m trying to sleep and your muttering is keeping me awake. Plus, did I say you could have Wah over? I don’t like the language he uses, young lady.

  6. LuLi Says:

    Sorry dad, we’ll keep it down. It is the weekend, you know..

  7. gullybogan Says:

    I’ve never really felt that thing some ppl get when they look at the stars and feel small. I feel, like, there’s them stars out there, and i’m a part of all the whole thing. Not small, just a component.

  8. j.. Says:

    Somehow I still believe the meaning of life involves something about making babies.


  9. LuLi Says:

    Gully – I look up and I think of the galaxies and all that and I know I’m a part, but it makes me think my part is pretty small. Supporting role, really.

    J – Well yeah, you’re probably right. Lets just say its the meaning of life for a single girl with only a couple of cats.

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