Update: I posted this earlier today just before I got some terrible news. I keep rereading this entry and wondering about its absurdity: if we’re so small, why does it hurt so much?
Just came across an iChat I had with my niece back in 2007 when she was 13. I love revisiting old correspondence. This one’s not personal at all, so I’m going to post it here for fun. It opens with a photo.
Ruth: so like if you pull that image on to your desk top you can see it bigger.
Ruth: and just look at earth and look at jupiter & think about how small the earth is.
Ruth: after you do that, let me know and I’ll send another pic.
s: k got that one
Ruth: did you pull it onto your desktop?
s: i just have it in the IM window
Ruth: is your IM window big?
Ruth: so you can see how tiny the earth is.
Ruth: so now check this out.
Ruth: I KNOW!!!
Ruth: Woa is exactly what I was thinking.
s: omg THATS CRAZY!!
Ruth: I feel so small!
s: haha omg thats insane
Ruth: Since you appreciated that – here’s one more.
s: lol thats craazy
s: omg now i feel really small!
Ruth: me too!
Ruth: there is one more picture and it shows an even bigger star named Betelgeuse…… “Beetle Juice” that is so big Jupiter is invisible at that size.
s: omg thats crazy
Ruth: Yeah! crazy!
Ruth: It reminds me of the story – Horton Hears a Who.
Ruth: Do you remember that one?
Ruth: [the original link I posted is inactive…but here’s another http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3739611/horton_hears_a_who_deluxe_edition_movie_trailer/]
Ruth: I think I’m going to watch it.
Ruth: I LOVE THE INTERNET.
s: hahaha I KNOW!