Everywhere you look, you’re looking back in time

When you look around at your everyday world, everywhere you look, you’re looking back in time.

When you look at the people next to you, you see them in the past, 1 billionth of a second in the past, to be exact.

That is how long it takes the light to reach you. Sunlight takes eight minutes to reach the Earth. So when you look at the sun, you are looking eight minutes into the past

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About genemyers

Gene Myers is a New Jersey poet, music journalist and columnist who learned to walk twice. His weekly column is called The Joy of Life. He was awarded first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.
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One Response to Everywhere you look, you’re looking back in time

  1. Andy says:

    Hehe..an interesting truth, oddly amusing to ponder. And since it takes fractions of a nanosecond to traffic sensory experiences to our brains anyway, it seems like we will always be stuck living behind the times.

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