I’ve been feeling a bit discouraged lately.  I’ve gotten a little off track with writing these past few weeks, and I have a lot of catching up to do.  But I recently saw this short film, and it inspires me to keep going.

There are those who would say that science has taken all the magic out of life and all the magic out of the world.  I don’t see things that way, and clearly these intrepid young space adventurers don’t see things that way either.

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  1. Kate Rauner says:

    My writing has been disrupted too – for the last 6 months or so I keep hitting 1-2-3 days in a row where I don’t write at all. You’ve heard of sleep-deprivation? Well, writing-deprivation feels similar. I’m getting near the end of the first draft of my WIP and it’s becoming clear how I need to change the beginning to make it all work.

    Feynman said something like…
    Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination – stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one – million – year – old light. A vast pattern – of which I am a part…

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    • J.S. Pailly says:

      I know what you mean, that writing deprivation is like sleep deprivation. If I go too long without writing, I become very irritable and cranky.

      I like to think Feynman (and many other well known scientists) was a bit of a poet himself. He certainly knew how to express the beauty of science in poetic ways.

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  2. Fran says:

    That was a really sweet short film. It sort of took me back to when I was younger!

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  3. I’ve never understood the view that science removes the magic out of life. If anything, it can be seen as magic that works. Yes, it does sometimes obviate cherished notions, but it also conquers fearful and painful ones.

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