So yeah, gravitational waves are a thing. This is kind of a big deal.
Think about that for a second. You literally distort TIME and S P A C E around you. You directly affect the very fabric of the universe. You leave a mark, an impression, that lasts forever and reverberates throughout the cosmos. Coupled with the burgeoning knowledge of quantum physics that has revealed the effect we have on reality simply by OBSERVING it, it is getting harder and harder to give any credence to the notion that what you do affects no one but yourself.
That's my story.
Credits to phdcomics.com for the excellent explanation of gravitational waves and of science-y things in general at their site. Because science.