Yesterday, an old thought returned; a thought birthed from the far-sighted thoughts of Hermann Hesse.
Oh, yes, we do long for permanence. Who doesn’t wish to be remembered 2000 years from now, in 4016?
Looks weird, doesn’t it? Add 10,000: 12,016 — more like a number used to count inventory, not years; not human years anyway, nor an ape’s.
So, I ask myself: What is the goal of humanity, if we cannot make a permanent dent on the reality of a physical universe? Or, perhaps, does our existence reflect the fact that we are currently the living result of a permanent dent; an impregnated bulge, which pulses time away into the God-thought of Infinity?
Asks Uncle Tree…
Making a dent everywhere I can! 😉
I bet you make a lot of noise, Annette. 😉
May your 2016 come and go without a BANG! of misery. Keep smiling! Cheerz, UT
Thank you, kind spirit! 🙂 HaPPy NeW YeaR to you!
A thoughtful post …
May I answer with Douglas Adams? 42!
Have a wonderful year 2016,
Thank you 🙂
Hmmmmm, “an impregnated bulge.” Nine months to the rescue. Is that the stopgap? 2000 years+- builds up quite a storm!
Thank you for your fascinating comment, Ulli!
As a career number chaser, I can appreciate the idea of 42.0
I am in no way a math whiz, but I do believe (whether true or not) – –
associating numerical significance to major life events,
or dates (birthdays, ages, or the year one retires),
is another way of creating neural pathways to memories of all sorts,
thus giving folks an edge over Alzheimer’s and…
Uhhh…where was I going with this? Oh, hell. 42 it is. Fuck it!
HaPpY NeW YeaR, friend! 😉 Peace and luvz, UT
Okay, Ed. Here’s the play:
Pssst. We’re sticking with 42 and branching out from there.
“Go long!” UT cried. 😉 “And long live the go-gap!”
Thank you, Uncle Tree. I’m sure, there are many people believing in the meaning of numbers. Everyone has his lucky number and all believe in the luck of repdigits. Once I’ve read that the pseudonym “Doris Day” was created in the background of numbers.
Have a wonderful 1st weekend in 2016 🙂
My goal is not to last 2,000 years or 10,000 years, but to enjoy being present in the “now” for my family and community.
Oh? Come n-o-w. 😉 Come one, come all.
Where’s your holiday spirit, dragon lady?
A generic new age answer to an age-old question;
but this far-reaching thought demands a fairy tale response,
I thought. Just a thought of mine from an instant in time already passed…
HaPPy NoW YeaR, Deby! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
I like the thought of making a big dent (or many small ones) in 2016 UT ~ this is a great post to move ahead and see what the year has in store for us. Cheers to a great year.
Thank you very much, Randall! 🙂 Best wishes to you and yours.
Thank you for liking “Through the Dark Woods.” I also enjoyed this thoughtful post. I want to be optimistic and think we are here for some important purpose too. However, there is so much that we do not know about the universe. Happy New Year! 🙂
Cheerz to a future most likely unknown!
Positive thinking always trumps
a stupid future set in stone.
🙂 Best wishes for a fab 2016, Arlene! Peace and luvz, U Teen
Yes, may the future be brighter and not darker for all of us. Thank you for the good wishes for 2016. I hope this year will be a great year for you too. 🙂
If only we had the answer to that question…perhaps the goal is to “not” make a dent? Who knows?
Good point, Kellie. “Ding!” 😉 We could be the FIX-A-DENT ists
of the Universe. The Buffers get more shine, though, I bet.
Nice to meet you! 🙂 Peace and luvz, UT
UT, Seems to me a lifetime 12000 years ago exists as a moment. A lifetime 12000 years from now exists as a moment. Although they pass, those moments retain a permanent validity as opposed to what never was or will be. No goal. No dent. Just a snapshot. A vibration in eternity. Not entirely as though it never happened.
Thanks for chiming in, George. Still, I wonder if the Universe is static. I mean, does humanity make any difference? How would the world be without us? Isn’t it a bit arrogant on our part to think that we caused this dramatic global climate change?
Well, yea…the world did great without us for oh, almost 5 billion years (a wink in cosmic time and space)…and “we” have been here oh, maybe 3 million years (depending on how you define “us”). We don’t matter that much…and yet each of us individually is the center of the universe of course
Of course, of course…
The course is dense and coarse,
whilst the words are light and airy. Fine!
I thought I was the fairest center of IT-ALL
until last week, when I read about the latest find,
which came and went and blew my mind to little quantum pieces.
“Starship troopers! On your ready, we are set to let go!”
“But Captain? You said, if we are centered,
we are already there. If not, pray tell us,
what is the opposite of center in an infinite Universe?”
“Ah-so, outsider. You have inside information you wish to tell us about? Hmmm…?”
😉 This UT dude sees the fiery passion in a nutshell. Crack me up.
The sendre does the coffin. My de-light!
“Re-turn to sender”
“No such number”
Nowhere, come home!