Monday, May 16, 2011

The Waiting Game

Knowledge is like an apple waiting to be picked.

Lindsay Nelson
(Thank you Lindsay)
Hello Alajuela, Costa Rica
It was a perfectly clear night, not a cloud. And there was a full moon. A young fellow decided he wanted to take a picture of it, so he started to run back to his house which was about 50 feet away. I told him to slow down, the moon wasn't going anywhere. He turned, laughed, carefully got his camera and took his pictures.

The moon waited patiently to have its picture taken once again. The moon waited patiently to have its rocks handled and its soil stepped on. The apple of knowledge hangs from the tree limb, in plain sight, waiting to be picked.

"Ah, but," you say, scratching your head in bafflement, "isn't there such a thing as hidden wisdom?" Of course there is. But that which is lost can be found, that which is strange can be explained, that which is buried can be dug up, that which is a mystery can be solved, that which is hidden can be discovered. It happens everyday.

But it requires an effort. It means reaching for it, reaching for the apple, reaching for the book, the flute, reaching for the moon, reaching out to life. There are no permanent walls up between us and the wisdom of the universe. It waits.

DB - The Vagabond
Never give up.

(This is not a contest)

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

Only 6 answers so far

I eagerly await your answer.


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