Long question! from “Staring into space in Louisiana….”
Yes. And no.
The fact is, every day is a day you should set out to explore a new world. But there are new worlds right under your nose and around the corner. Such as:
-Grasses. There are like thousands of varieties even just right off the road or in an abandoned lot. Did you know they even have little flowers, many of the grasses? But they are small since they pollenate with wind and don’t need bees and such, hence no need for big petals and smell.
-Mustard. You can make it yourself, and flavor it with anything!
-Sunsets and sunrises, can literally be seen from anywhere!
-Take a walk, look closely at things at your feet and in the air. Watch.
Yes indeed the sun will fry the Earth like a doughnut somewhere way off in the future- but that’s a hill of beans. It’s our beans, yes, but still. Thinking about it won’t really change anything. Just explore the world that are already here. Not frying.
As my one-eyed uncle Slippknot used to say back in Estonia, “Finish the plum brandy before you go to the liqour barn!” Wise.