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




Apparently, planet EARTH is just a big ball ... a MINOR one near a MINOR star on the edge of a MINOR galaxy.

It gets complicated after that.  

Galaxies are parting from each other at increasing speeds ... this means when the separation between us and another one EXCEEDS the speed of light (186,000 mph/sec) we won't be able to see it any longer!.  The image just won’t be there -- creating a SIGHT barrier (or wall) that no telescope will ever be able to penetrate.

This suggests there could be a lot of stuff on the other side!

Looking into space, of course, also means seeing into the PAST. (That sunlight over our head is just an IMAGE of something that happened 8-minutes ago.)

But, what if we COULD see to the end of the universe, what do you think would be there? 

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

Who lit the fuse for the BIG-BANG?

Some VIDEO thoughts about it all ...

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.


BUT, 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. 


In the grand scheme of things, human beings are just TOURISTS (people of various colors & languages) … walking around seeing the sights on an obscure planet in what appears to be an INFINITE universe.
TIME seems to be infinite as well and the whole thing is a BRIEF situation in terms of ETERNITY.  Our participation as individuals is limited to just a few years.
It’s a STRANGE trip we’re on - in a strange place where there can be a lot of fun … but also lonely scary & painful times.
We need each other!
Tourists can easily get LOST, right?
Just some crazy thoughts
Dick McMahon