From a Distance – Chapter 8, Act 3, Strip 97

It may be a platitude, but: When your problems are growing so large that they seem about to overwhelm you, try to take a few steps back to get a new (and perhaps more realistic) perspective on them.

Of course, if your problems reach planetary scale and still keep growing, you might have to take a couple of trillion steps back to gain a suitably diminishing perspective on them.

Which would take you quite a bit of time if you had to walk. But in this case, the magic of the movie camera conveniently obviates the need for actual physical movement. And it really helps! Viewed from a viewpoint just (or actually an extreme distance) outside of our galaxy, the explosion turns into a harmless little “pop”. Even if, taking scale into account, it looks like it engulfed…*squints* no idea, but several hundred solar systems at least. And most definitely our solar system, inevitably at the center.

So…yeah, I guess I’ll stay out here for a while longer, I don’t even want to know what the old place looks like right now. O_o;

More on Thursday.