Monday, August 17, 2009

Developmental Device 8/17/09

We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.

Ruth St. Denis
Here I am again
Hurry and get your note book read because September is....
The Rosetta Stone is a stone tablet from about 200 B.C. It is written in three languages; Greek, the demotic language common to Egypt and Hieroglyphics. It was buried and lost for many centuries until it was discovered by some French soldiers around 1800 in a small town called Rashid, or Rosetta, and taken to France.

People had been trying for several hundred years to decipher the hieroglyphic language. Then in 1822 Jean Francois Champollion discovered the secret by comparing the three languages on the stone and ushered in a whole new field of study.

The Rosetta Stone is almost like a dictionary because the same thing was written in all three languages.

Just as the code for deciphering the Rosetta stone was sitting there in front of scholars for a long time, the marvels of our lives were already there in code for someone to translate them. Though chemists can combine them, physicists define them and engineers build things with them, no one has invented raw materials, basic ore. They sit there waiting to have their secrets discovered.

And so too have the inventions that we use. The concept of the automobile was always there, so was the law of aerodynamics. Breaking the code of human genetics has enabled us to understand and predict human behavior and conditions. We have learned and are still learning to understand the languages of wind, sunlight and water.
The concept of a space ship was always there in it's own special hieroglyphics, it just needed to be translated

I think there are still so many marvels we can expect to find: improved physical ability, mental and intellectual ability, social, economic and political stability, world peace, greater works of art and literature, travel faster than the speed of light, teleportation, translucence, telepathy and increased spirituality. Marvels will continue to appear as if by magic out of nowhere. The Rosetta stones are there. The translation is all.

May gnomes of joy run across your yard.
Stop also test for drinks and dinner. (3, 3, 5)


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sometimes the answer is staring us in the face :o)

Big Mark 243 said...

Ditto Ken's comment!!

Beth said...

I love the story of the Rosetta Stone, and what a fortunate discovery that unlocked an ancient language. As you wrote, such discoveries are out there, waiting to be found. Hugs, Beth

Rose~* said...

I love the story of the Rosetta Stone and I would love to have the gnomes run through my yard. Right now (past midnight), the city is quietly repairing the pavement in front of our house, while the neighbour's poodle is having a bark attack... so much for sleeping, lol

Janice said...

I have purchased a sketch pad at the local Goodwill store...therefore helping someone else keep a job and helping me 'sketch' or at least consider it a little more.