The Journey

‘Time is the progression of events from the past into the future.’

‘Time moves only in one direction.  It is possible to move forward in time, but not backward.’

‘Scientist believe memory formation is the basis for human perception of time.’    ThoughtCo.

Time has been described as the progression of entropy and the increasing of knowledge.

‘As for backwards time travel, it is possible to find solutions in general relativity that allow for it, but the solutions require conditions that may not be physically possible.’ Wikipedia

IMG_9983 2Admittedly, time seems a bit ethereal…when you have experienced a lot of it!  It seems that it was yesterday that I was beginning my career at Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale and wondering what working at the University had in store for me…and I turned around once or maybe twice…and I have been retired almost nine years!

Yesterday I met the daughter-in-law of my step-father’s brother’s daughter.  I pondered how that Bridgett is older than Denise…when I first met her in the 1960’s!

I enjoy visiting with my good friends, Ryan and Elizabeth, and I consider that they are the age that I was when I became the superintendent of Building Services…and I thought that I was old.

There is a bit of a theatrical performance to life.  A minister and author from San Antonio, Texas, Rev. Millard Hazelip, said, ‘We are all playing a part on the stage of life…play your part well!’

I walked through the Campus Lake Woods today and considered how short and ephemeral our human lives are.

‘Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player,

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more.  It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.’

Macbeth, William Shakespeare

IMG_2661 2What if before we were born….we were all family?  We all were looking forward to our limited time on Earth…and what we could accomplish and who we could help…and the difference we could make in a segment of God’s creation?  But when we were born we discovered…to our complete dismay that we were different colors and we spoke different languages and that we were members of different tribes….and that our flesh and bone and blood bodies were subject to lust and greed and avarice and jealousy….

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As we grew into adulthood we could not help but notice that the human family settles their disagreements and disputes through violence and destruction and death!

I watched an extremely interesting documentary on HBO last night utilizing actual film footage of the British and Germans in in World War I.  Much of the extraordinary documentary film had been colorized and actors did voice-over work to portray what the actual veterans were saying in the old film.

If any of the political planners of War had to go and fight the war that they were planning….there would be no more war!

If life continues after death….what will be revealed to us and what will we understand more fully…in 100 years?

3 responses

  1. Lovely piece and great photos to match it. I loved it. Thanks for the share. Happy weekend ahead BJ.

    1. Thank you, my friend. You made my day! 😃

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