The visitor has left the building.
I am a fan of Elon Musk. Many people will know who he is now, but if not, he is essentially the Willy Wonka of the technological age. A man with loads of money, loads of time and a serious imagination. He founded PayPal and owns Tesla cars (those electric ones) as well as Space X. That is the space contractor who build rockets for NASA and is trying to get people to live on Mars, as you do. In addition to some hypersonic train thing from LA to San Francisco.
Anyway there’s this video of his space company testing their rocket boosters. And after detaching from a rocket, a mile into the air, they land on a tiny barge (boat thing) in the middle of the ocean – vertically. It is very impressive.
And today, I was very impressive.
Today was a very anxiety ladened day. I was very anxious for a job, meaning all engines were working 100%; the body and the mind were ablazin’. I was trying to do breathing exercises, and that turned into this weird screaming thing. Like a silent scream. Imagine you see someone screaming – pop them in a soundproof glass box*, that is kind of what I looked like. I don’t know if it helped. I don’t even know if I could of avoided doing it. It was almost like some waste by-product of extreme anxiety.
Naturally, as is so often is the case, the reason for the anxiety was completely unwarranted, and the job was fine. So that basically meant I was a Space X rocket booster for a day. An enormous ball of energy that burnt out very quickly, and I didn’t even make it into space. Not only that, I am now travelling at enormous speeds hurtling back to earth.
This is the danger zone, being exhausted with little energy left. If there is ever a time for my mind to pounce it is right now. But so far I have been skillfully manoeuvring my return to earth with the expert precision. Really though, go check out that rocket landing.
*Please don’t put people in glass boxes – I accept no responsibility if you do so.