03/09/21 – At Peace With It

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 9, 2021.




Sometimes luck is just on your side.


  1. Coyoty

    “Oh… You’re the diggers from that hollow planet. This can’t be a coincidence.”

    “Not really. We’ve been chasing you to get Stangor back.”

    “I knew there was a miner catch to this.”

    1. Kaidah

      That’s kind of how depression, and mental illness in general, works sometimes, especially if left untreated like his obviously has been. You go through life pretending everything is fine, making all the right faces and pleasantries and whatnot so no one knows or suspects anything is wrong, and eventually it all just sort of comes to a head and you feel like you can’t go on anymore and walking into traffic seems like a perfectly reasonable solution.

      This is, of course, a gross oversimplification of an extremely complicated issue that unfortunately isn’t really important to society as a whole (at least in North America). But we’re getting better. I wish I had had access to half of the resources my son has when I was his age.

  2. Pete Rogan

    Life gets easier when you just go with what happens, especially if you don’t have a good reason to refuse. Chiphu seems to be living at the bare edge of existence, and I don’t mean running out of air in deep space. He’s had a lifelong need addressed, and found it complicated his life, but instead of getting bound up in it, he feels free to discard all that rather than let it bother him.

    I can’t say this is advantageous for all purposes, but it’s interesting to compare his attitude to that of Tesfay, which has also now been artificially addressed. No telling where either of them are going, physically, mentally, or emotionally.

    Setting my comfy chair right and contemplating an iced tea as I think about it. And of course continue to watch.

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