The Spaceman

The spaceman had explored so much, and yet so little.

He had traveled to the far reaches of the universe, but he had made almost no progress on the journey into the depths of his own mind.

He had seen all of the colors in the solar system, but he had not even stopped to examine which he might call his favorite.

He had observed the rings of Saturn up close, but he had never considered his own hesitancy to purchase an engagement ring for his long-time partner and how this unwillingness might be tied to his absent father.

He had plummeted, with great expediency, to the surfaces of alien planets, but at his favorite restaurants back on Earth, his eyes never traveled further down the menu than his usual orders.

His answer for why he spent so little time learning about himself was simple. In space, there were always new wonders to see. The universe was ever-expanding. He had no time to consider his own various aspects deeply, because there was always a new planet to explore, a new black hole to avoid, a new star to add to his map.

But could it be the other way around? Could it be that he never stopped exploring the outer reaches because the inner reaches terrified him so much?

No could say but the spaceman himself, and even then, he likely had never considered the possibility

Lost by Tobias Fonseca

What we are told: that Tobias Fonseca is a freelance illustrator working out of his studio in São Francisco de Paula.

What we are starting to suspect: that Tobias Fonseca is taking money under the table from NASA to promote space travel and inspire a new generation of astronauts with his art.

What we know for sure: that you should buy these shirts and check his website to see more of his fantastic art.

The Spaceman

The spaceman had explored so much, and yet so little.

He had traveled to the far reaches of the universe, but he had made almost no progress on the journey into the depths of his own mind.

He had seen all of the colors in the solar system, but he had not even stopped to examine which he might call his favorite.

He had observed the rings of Saturn up close, but he had never considered his own hesitancy to purchase an engagement ring for his long-time partner and how this unwillingness might be tied to his absent father.

He had plummeted, with great expediency, to the surfaces of alien planets, but at his favorite restaurants back on Earth, his eyes never traveled further down the menu than his usual orders.

His answer for why he spent so little time learning about himself was simple. In space, there were always new wonders to see. The universe was ever-expanding. He had no time to consider his own various aspects deeply, because there was always a new planet to explore, a new black hole to avoid, a new star to add to his map.

But could it be the other way around? Could it be that he never stopped exploring the outer reaches because the inner reaches terrified him so much?

No could say but the spaceman himself, and even then, he likely had never considered the possibility

Pluto: planet or not, in your eyes?

  • Hell yeah, you'll never take it away from me
    Hell yeah, you'll never take it away from me
  • No, the science is clear
    No, the science is clear
  • I do not care
    I do not care
  • I do care, which is why I'm going to express a more nuanced opinion in the comments
    I do care, which is why I'm going to express a more nuanced opinion in the comments
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