Thanks to Lee Faver for sending me this from today's NY Times.
I love this excerpt:
"Radiation is a potent allegory for human life. Everything is always, inevitably falling apart; we are all in arrested decay. Our greatest achievements may become at best footnotes; few people remember us; we can’t know what will eventually come of our work."
At first glance it's a bit depressing, but ultimately perhaps a bit freeing. Another thought of the day before I head off to Iceland: "Sha la la la la la live for today"