Social media is great.
Social media tells you what is happening – which of your friend’s are pissed off and which family member has life-changing news to share.
Social media shows you countless vids of how to cook delicious food, as it does all those before-and-after bikini shots from people embarking on an exercise regime from yet another celeb trainer.
Social media lets you know what is trending: memes, jokes, news, cat videos…
Social media keeps you informed.
Also, social media tells you when you should stop looking down at your phone…
And start looking UP, at the sky.
I was literally just on my phone as baby girl was falling asleep. It is my usual routine to message people back and get my gratitude post ready. And in amongst this, while scroll scroll scrolling, I found a site I follow, tell me, to look outside NOW… Jupiter was next to the Moon.
My photo is clearly shit, let’s face it. You need some super-charged DSR/DLR/TLGHDYT I-don’t-know-what super-charged camera to capture this moment. But the moon, as you can see, is to the left and big and bright and shiny, whereas Jupiter is but a tiny tiny dot to the right of the moon, positioned to the centre, and yes I have just seen a planet.
How cool is that. Go out and look outside people. Be amazed at the world out there.
So much bigger than all of US combined…