Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Universe - A Gift to Myself

Something I say a lot: "If you're thinking about giving me a gift, please don't wait until my birthday to give it to me."

Corollary - When I see something I really want, I buy it. (If I can afford it.) I don't wait for someone to give it to me as a present. Consequently I'm a hard person to buy a present for. Sorry 'bout that.

My most recent gift to myself was Blu-Ray DVD sets of Seasons 1 through 4 of "The Universe," produced by The History Channel.

I suppose this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for me this is heavily spiritual stuff, the equivalent of listening to a sermon or studying holy scripture. I started with Episode 1 of Season 1. Amazingly cool information about our very own star, The Sun. It showers us with energy, enabling life. But at the same time, it showers us with energy that can kill us all, except that we're protected by our planet's robust electro-magnetic field. 

This is going to be quite a ride. Over 40 episodes, all in super-high-definition on the big screen. And by the time I get through the whole series, I'll need to start over, because I'm not taking notes. Just drinking it in. All this mind-boggling perspective about our place in the universe. Lots of stuff to think about when I look up at the Texas Hill Country night sky.

I sincerely wish you an equivalent joyful experience. Get it while you still can.

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength (Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products or services that I have mentioned.)

1 comment:

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Cool gift to yourself, Denny. Enjoy.