Good Day, God!
I have been sort of aware that America is turning space over to Free Enterprise. Still, seeing an article on how one can enter a drawing to win a flight on this suborbital vehicle was jarring! Of course, it isn’t like you send in cereal box tops to enter — as in my childhood. You have to register for the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2012) in Palo Alto, CA on February 27-29. Gosh, I wonder if a friend’s granddaughter might be going to that? Yikes!
I feel, God, as if I am on the very TIP of
the exponential curve that is our technological world. Can we really be Going FURTHER? My imagination says SURE! But, other more ancient parts of me shake their head and murmur “too far, too far!”
Ah, God. In spite of being raised on Science Fiction, I am in need of a Time Out. Maybe that is what this persistent cold really is? A chance to stop. A chance to regroup. An opportunity to try to stitch together my old nature with the changes that surround me?
The changes aren’t just located in Space, God. They are located in Time as well. I’ve been working my way through Primal Body, Primal Mind and realizing that we humans did our basic developing in the Ice Age. This warm period has only been the climate for 12,000 years. The author, Nora Gedgaudas, points out that we weren’t eating grain during the ice age. We weren’t even eating it until roughly 3,000 years ago. Ice age? I guess I should have realized that. But, hey? Haven’t things ALWAYS been the way they are NOW?
No. Things keep on changing. Please help all of us, God. Help us through the changes.