What are we doing here? I love this question- because it invites further questions. What can the highest goal of a thing, an object, an image, a spark, a word, be? What can be begotten by any one impulse?
Plenty, I'll wager. For a while now, I have been fumbling around trying to formulate a few thoughts on the spread of things. Our time here is an exchange of ideas, even though we may not speak directly to each other. My exhortation to you, is for you to improve this unlimitedly large place called the internet. It is, indeed, full of junk, which is exactly why you must improve it. It is your job to make it better.
Someone here at the Dodo has added his two cents, and this post has a video of a gorgeous plasma plume; have a look, it will send you gleefully to your paint box. The large distances and great forces involved in getting things out of here (and sometimes back) are a siren song for wonder and reflection.