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Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

Sometimes the vastness

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It used to happen more when I was in high school. Once laying outside a party on a makeshift skateboard ramp looking into the night sky, I was able to step out of myself and really contemplate why any of this is. Are we the only ones. Why is any of this anything. Don’t worry. I went in and sang along with Every Rose has its Thorn and drank 5 Natty Lights soon after. But sometimes you’re able to put yourself out of your mind and body and step into the vastness. 


This happened to me this morning. I was riding bikes and watching the sun rise over LSU’s Tiger Stadium. There was a soft click and my mind went there again. It started saying things like. “There’s a Giant burning gas ball...there are idiots who think the world is flat...I am riding along on an expensive piece of plastic...you ever wonder why there are sloths...there’s a lot of crazy ass shit in this world.”


Okay, so not all introspection is profound. The world needs armchair philosophers as well. I’ll be your huckleberry. 


I think about all the stuff going on in the world. The audacity of politics on every level, the fact that there’s such thing as a Snapchat, that we eat food that we dye different colors, that we work for 8 hours everyday, that everything we know only exists in our perception of it. It all feels disjointed if you say it out loud. Crazy. 


So today. If you have a spare second. Think about the craziness of our existence. Wonder if all of this is happening how it’s supposed to. If it all becomes a little much. Drink yourself some of those Natty Lights. 


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