Silence

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

I ran into a friend yesterday. Hadn’t seen her for a few months. Her hair had grown longer and so, as we were standing on opposite sides of the street waiting for the light to turn, I didn’t recognize her. I didn’t wave back when she waved.

Then the light turned, we began crossing the street, and she came into focus.

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Death and Redundancy

I awoke to a cold, dark apartment this morning. Winter is just around the corner. With snow and ice on the way, it’s time for me to start planning.

When NASA plans a space journey, the key to the astronauts’ survival is redundancy. Backups of everything. If this fails, we got this. If this breaks, do this. If we need this much, take twice that.

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