Now that we're here, what
  are we supposed to do ?


We're all tourists visiting the planet, meeting various kinds of people   
... and doing some SIGHTSEEING!   Some of us leave earlier than others.

No matter what color our skin might be, what language we speak, or who we love … all of us are human beings ultimately depending on each other for survival.

We’re on a small obscure planet in what appears to be an infinite universe – sharing a few years together … temporarily experiencing a small piece of eternity. 

Maybe all we're really supposed to do is ... just   
HELP EACH OTHER make it through this short piece of eternity we're sharing.

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Apparently, this big ball we're riding one is a MINOR one near a MINOR star on the edge of a MINOR galaxy.


It gets pretty complicated after that.  The galaxies are separating from each other at an ever increasing speed.  A minute ago one of them was 2-million miles closer to us than it is now ... a year ago it was a billion miles closer.  Eventually we won't be able to see it  because we'll be separating from each other faster than the speed-of-light. 


Separation speed then becomes a "sight barrier" keeping us from looking any farther into space.  Could all of this "stuff" out there be created just for our telescopic amusement?


But, what if we COULD see to the end of the universe, what do you think would be there?   Maybe a WALL of some kind?  How thick would the wall be - and what would be behind it?   

Infinity doesn't compute well in a human brain.  Neither does eternity. 


 

Who lit the fuse 

for the BIG-BANG?




Of all the places in the universe, how did I end up being born on an obscure planet like this, naked and without anything to protect me? Stone Age guys probably wondered the same thing when they relaxed in their rock gardens and looked up at the night sky.




Here I am stuck in a temporary body on a insignificant rock somewhere in space. Right now I'm here ... at one time I wasn't; and, before long I won't be again. So is my life, or anybody else’s who has ever lived on the planet, meaningful in the grand scheme of things?  


Will our lives mean anything a hundred years from now?  A thousand?  Eternity? 


Life is fragile and whether we're 28 or 98-years old we’re ALL headed for the same thing ... a screeching HALT. Facing the end can be scary because it's something we have to do ALONE.


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There seems to be more to human beings than the chemical sum of our parts.  It can be observed in the art & music we create, humor & shared thoughts ... and, of course, in that mysterious thing we call love!   It's all like the wind - seen INDIRECTLY when the leaves on a tree begin to move. 

Chemically our bodies are the same the moment we die as they were in the moment before ...  but something weightless, intangible and beautiful suddenly leaves. 


 





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LINKS to other pages ...    

   SAILING  
      The art of getting wet & often very sick
   ZORBING  
      It takes BALLS to do this - and a HILL
   SHORT FILMS   
      They don't have to be long to be GREAT
   GLAD TO BE DAD  
      But sometimes it can be scary
      Surviving a head-on collision with a planet
   BEING AN ACTOR   
      FILM ... can be a CUSS word that starts with "F"


 
Thanks for visiting this web site.  It's dedicated to my son and daughter, my grandkids, and especially to a very understanding wife.