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Time To Be Alive

December 6, 2021

Now

Perhaps……

The miraculous technology is obviously very cool, from megapixels to terabytes. Self driving cars, interconnected satellites for GPS and instant planetary communication.

Likewise the creation of creature comforts is incredible. Food production, waste removal, half day intercontinental travel.

All fascinatingly amazing……..

However, it has become largely routine, to the point where some bean counter is sitting at an actuarial table calculating detailed spreadsheets. Birth and death rates, starvation and obesity statistics, glaciers melting vs. sea levels rising. Compiling more and more data on more and more metadata. Etcetera etc.

Or then say……

During the Miocene Epoch

Being one of the first hominids, making use of its evolutionary opposable thumbs. Free as all get out, granted, alive enough to wonder whether you are going to eat or be eaten. But very much alive. I can feel my heart beat rise thinking about it.

Very much connected to both life forces of mother earth and father sky. The pulsing oceans of underground internal heat matched in balance by the external heat and cool breezes.

“So here is the soul of a man

When the world was virgin
Before the coming of men
Just a solar witness
The beginning of the end

From a world of magma
To a cold rock face
The ascent of madness
And a human race”

//

“If Eternity Should Fail”

– Iron Maiden

Being very much alive…..in the……

“Superunknown”

“If this isn’t what you see
It doesn’t make you blind
Yea, if this doesn’t make you feel
It doesn’t mean you’ve died

//

If you don’t want to be seen
Well you don’t have to hide
And if you don’t want to believe
Well you don’t have to try to feel alive, yea

//

If this doesn’t make you free
It doesn’t mean you’re tied
If this doesn’t take you down
It doesn’t mean you’re high

If this doesn’t make you smile
Yea, you don’t have to cry
If this isn’t making sense
Yea, it doesn’t make it lies, oh

//

Get yourself afraid
Get yourself alone
Get yourself contained
Get yourself control, control
Yeah, oh, yeah
Oh, oh

First it steals your mind and then it steals your
First it steals your mind and then it steals your
First it steals your mind and then it steals your soul.”

– Soundgarden

Free, alive and naked too. Not adorned in some moronic loin cloth, artists like to depict early bipedal earthlings. To satiate some silly notion of either shame or modesty. Pooping and peeing in healthy balance with nature after eating and drinking. Now that is living.

Returning to the earth, what came from the earth, to be cycled like everything else. Not like trying to recycle plastic which will never get broken down to its original oil.

“The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic.

The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”

Plastic… asshole.”

– George Carlin

Back to the freedom of the experience of being alive during the Miocene Epoch.

Which many conservatives believe only comes at the end of the barrel of a gun.

No mortgages, no bank account, no legislative governing body, no keys, no doors to lock, no appointments to keep, no places to be, no clock to watch, no watch to keep track of your steps, no car to crash in, no toilet paper therefore no toilet paper shortage. 

Dare I say it..No religion to tell you to hate your fellow primates, spawned from the same mother…..Earth. Why? Because gods or God had not been “invented” yet. Think about that.

That you are simply very much alive due to an evolutionary process, formed out of the primordial ooze on a planet in the Goldilocks zone. In an outer band of stars of just one of many billions and trillions of other galaxies.

Alive with wonder and no distractions, just raw trust in your abilities and instinct to live.

“For millions of years
Mankind lived just like the animals
Then something happenend

Which unleashed the power
Of our imagination

We learned to talk”

– Stephen Hawking

Maybe, there in LIES the problem.

Trash talking and making s#!+ up to make unaware beings of Gaia consciousness into believing an invisible man in the sky made all this by himself.  Nevermind…..

“All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”

– Stephen Hawking /
Pink Floyd’s “Keep Talking”

“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin

“The program for this evening is not new
You’ve seen this entertainment
Through and through
You’ve seen your birth your life and death
You might recall all of the rest

Did you have a good world when you died?

Enough to base a movie on?”

“The Movie” by
“The Doors”

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