It’s all too easy these days to lose one’s perspective and become tangled up in the storm and fire of the daily news or the scrimmage of interactions at home and at work.
One of the ways I regain my sense of perspective is to look at my IRAS and Spitzer photos of celestial phenomena provided by NASA, so I will share one of these (and other) photos with you attached to each entry.
Another way I regain my sense of perspective is to dive into one of my Roadside Geology books, published by Mountain Press and available on Amazon.com. So far, I have every state for which a Roadside Geology book has been published, plus several Geology Underfoot books, and even second and third editions. Given that the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old, what’s going on today is such a tiny fraction of the history of the planet, to say nothing of the solar system, that its importance in the overall scheme of things is infinitesimally small. So why fret? From time to time, I’ll share my thoughts about the Roadside Geology books as well.
The third way I get back my sense of perspective is to watch my favorite animated movies, such as “How to Train Your Dragon,” both the original and the sequel. I’ll also, on occasion, share my thoughts about why I like these movies.
Maintaining ones sense of perspective is a key element in the Delphian Way, because without it, how is one to see clearly the reality of which one is a part and choose to accept it?