April 13 Meditation (Sascha Moros)

April 13 Meditation ( Sascha Moros )

April 13 Meditation (Sascha Moros)

I found today’s Meditation incredibly stressful, which I think means I did it wrong.

Sascha Moros writes in the intro about Apollo 13, whose oxygen tank exploded on the way to the moon on this date 49(!) years ago. The crew made it back safely, but were very briefly disconnected from earth, and that disconnection from the rest of humanity is what today’s Meditation is about. Sascha writes about drifting through the void and wondering about becoming part of something new, but I didn’t really get any of that. I got a message telling me that my O2 levels were dropping (and occasionally briefly rising?), and buttons to press that didn’t seem to do anything but make noise.

I sometimes like to think that if, for some bizarre reason, I were offered the opportunity to be the first person to do something in space – land on Mars, what have you – I would do it, but who am I kidding?