Journal #6187

Posted 9 years ago2009-11-06 21:50:28 UTC
I tend to forget about journals. I'm bored so I decided to post my first one. Will it be ever read?

A philosophical observation
Here I was last night, very tired after a long day of homework, when I opened Google Earth. Not knowing what to do, I just navigated my way to a friend's workplace, and just for the hell of it, I clicked on the toolbar button that simulates sunlight. I moved the slider back to see at what time the sun had set, and... the whole building was gone, a large swamp was in its place. "What? Your workplace wasn't here this morning?"

It turns out I had clicked the button next to the daylight one - Historical imagery. I was looking at the same place, sometime in 1994. Not quite this morning. I navigated back to her house, but... her house wasn't there in 1994 either. Nor any others around it. Or the streets. Another nice, large swamp was there with only a few metres of dirt tracks coming in from the main road.

At this point I couldn't help but remember Back To The Future, when Marty finds himself in 1955 and the street where he lives doesn't even exist yet. But then another feeling filled my insides. A very unique feeling of emptiness, along with the realisation that along with the things that come and go over time, we ourselves are subject to the passing of time. What we were, what we are now, and what we will be, will pass by just like this forgotten patch of land turned into a nice set of streets and houses and who knows what it will become in the future.

Will we ever be able, by knowing what there was before and what there is now, to project and figure out what there will be later? There's no way to know.

Here, it also applies to the Rooms project. A (beta) version was compiled with my unfinished room in it. A snapshot of a past time, it will eventually be replaced by a final version with the finished room(s) in it, leaving the "in-progress" versions a memory of what once was.

I always wanted to write something philosophical-ish. Some people call me a sentimental. I'm just this nostalgic stupid.

12 Comments

Commented 9 years ago2009-11-06 21:57:25 UTC Comment #61747
Good observations. I dont often think of that stuff. But you DO have a point.
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-06 22:02:28 UTC Comment #61753
So true... So true... We are all just dust in the wind unless we strive to make a difference to the world.
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-06 22:40:22 UTC Comment #61748
Well i wouldn't go so far as to say we need to change the world, because everything is always changing, and there's essentially nothing we can do about it.
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-06 22:52:22 UTC Comment #61754
Yeah, but if we're not remembered for something positive, what's the point of living?
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-06 23:23:43 UTC Comment #61755
I was thinking of something along that line. Something that's important for one probably didn't exist some time ago. And it's bound to not exist anymore later. If we outlast it, only our memories will preserve it as it was in our favourite point in time.

Sometimes it's hard to explain what I'm thinking, because what I'm thinking isn't expressable in words.

I seldom see this friend. It makes me sad how much time goes by between meetings, and there's little I can do to change this. I guess this is a part of the void I feel inside when I come up with things like the original post here.
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-07 10:56:17 UTC Comment #61746
Supposedly someone from the future sent a baguette back in time and placed it in the atom smasher.

And just make something of yourself and you won't be forgotten.
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-07 16:10:24 UTC Comment #61756
Uh.. what?
Commented 9 years ago2009-11-07 16:36:55 UTC Comment #61745
Nothing wrong with being sentimental-- keep caring, and don't joke that you're stupid because of it.
If you [people] weren't sentimental, then life would be a hell of a lot more boring.
Commented 7 years ago2011-11-18 11:24:23 UTC Comment #61751
I tend to forget about journal comments. I'm bored so I decided to post my first one.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-25 06:32:33 UTC Comment #61749
Find my house.
Commented 3 years ago2015-10-21 00:54:11 UTC Comment #61750
I couldn't, but I found YO MOMMA'S HOUSE!
Commented 1 year ago2018-02-27 19:01:37 UTC Comment #61752
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