>The night before last, I awoke at 3:30am and couldn't get back to sleep. As I tossed and turn in a restless, unwinnable battle to calm my mind, I thought about all that has happened in my 28th year as the days left in this year of mine are rapidly dissapearing. It has been a big year for me, both personally and profesionally, and I am ready for all that next year may hold.
But as I lay awake, I wondered why such moments exist, when we are trapped in the silence of our own minds. And today I think it must be to help calm and quiet our thoughts before big moments.
>Yesterday A friend of mine was telling me something her boyfriend had told her when they were talking about the merits of celebrating on holidays and birthdays (he would rather not celebrate those days), and he said (something roughly like): This day, October 22nd, 2012 has never happened before and will never happen again. Why not celebrate something actually unique like that?
These days will never happen again. This year will never happen again.
>Last night, a whole slew of awesome things happened all within the span of the same two hours.
+We had dinner at Chez Maman. It's a quaint little spot in Hayes Valley with delicious food and fast service.
+The Giants won the National League Pennant for the 2nd time since I've lived in this great city.
+President Obama and Mitt Romney completed their final debate before the election in two weeks.
And I sat listening to the talk about dark energy, about the expanding, accelerating universe, about the ways string theory (its breakthroughs and anti-breakthroughs) is reaching towards a grand unified theory, about a multi-verse (my favorite), it was almost as though I could feel the universe expanding.
And a woman in the balcony asked, "What have you dared to imagine past the boundaries of the expanding universe?"
and there were finite answers and infinte ones. It was pouring rain by the time we left the event.
+We got a parking spot right on the street right in front of our apartment.