I had dinner last night with a young man who is dedicated to bringing back airships! Mike Voorhees is the CEO of Skylite Aeronautics and was here for his Punahou Reunion.
Airships! Gosh, God, what would our world be like if we had stuck with lighter than air craft and skipped the planes? I love thoughts like that of alternate histories.
Well, Mike is out to make history. This prototype is 133 meters high — the Washington Monument is 169 meters high — and 500 meters long. THAT’S BIG. It is very quiet, very clean, very efficient, and very doable.
I guess my question, God, is WHY isn’t it ALREADY DONE?
Two thoughts tumble into my mind. The first is: if you offered a “boy” a toy that was NOISY, DIRTY and FAST vs one that was quiet, clean and slow — which one do you think he would take. DUH!
The second thought is more of a cluster of thoughts about all the CHANGES I want to make in my life but haven’t due to “SET POINTS”, INERTIA, HOMEOSTASIS, and . . . just a touch of gluttony . . . or in the Big Bad World’s terms . . . GREED.
Ahaaa. Thought number 3 is FEAR! Even thought what we are doing is UNSUSTAINABLE — it is familiar. The unfamiliar is scary. And as changes have a way of compounding themselves — with unimaginable and unexpected consequences — that is wise. But, I feel You pointing out to me that to CONTINUE ON THE WAY WE ARE GOING — IS TO CHOOSE INACTION.
Hmmm. This is about much more that AEROSHIPS isn’t it God. This is a CALL. This is part of the GREAT CALL to a GREAT TURNING!
And, as Gandhi said — We must BECOME the CHANGE, we wish to see.
And You are here, ENCOURAGING ME.
Change! Turn! Come! Dare! Take a step toward me and I will take 10 steps toward you.