Wednesday, December 07, 2005

We spend a good portion of our lives asleep

I didn't get much sleep last night; however, waking up was remarkably easy this morning. I'll have plenty of time to catch up on sleep when I'm old. I think I'll try to keep my days long and my nights short. I might take a nap this afternoon, but it will surely be followed by an intense session at the gym and/or a run.

During the cold winter months we - mere mortals - spend lots of time thinking about warmth. Actually, it is more than just 'thinking' about warmth. Like the attraction between heavenly bodies, we gravitate towards warmth. Such an inverse squared relationship renders the force between us and a source of heat negligible when the distance is large; however, at close distances this force is unescapable. I shouldn't say unescapable, because I should stay true to my heavenly body analogy. This brutal quest for warmth implies a periodic relationship with our heat sources (consider the elliptical trajectories of the planets in our solar system). Periodicity is the driving element of life. Can you name an aspect of life that is not cyclical?

I think I'll take all the warmth I can get (and my apartment is pretty toasty most of the time) while gravitating towards a friendly source of fire. I don't believe that the universe will every dia a heat death, but I'd rather have a warm demise than a cold one.

On another note, I'm going to visit my brother this weekend up in Buffalo, NY. I saw a movie last night, and one character definitely reminded me of my bro. It was the CIA-father in Meet the Fockers.

Currently listening to: Fire

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Haha bone.... no sleep here... in the lab till 12 am almost every night. Thank god this rotation is done. Gotta love Molecular Biology. Sleep is important though, but take ur vitamins if not... need to kill those reactive oxygen species somehow. Yummm.... anti-oxidants. O yea, DON'T SMOKE CRACK!!!!