Radioactive material decayed into the more recognizable element iron. The early earth consisted of green water and lava 4.5 billion years ago. Granite rock & stable land mass appeared as a clump at the south pole. The earth covered with ice. Ice melted. Volcanic activity drove the land mass apart. Early algae created oxygen for the seas and the air. The earth covered with jungle. More complex creatures evolved. Dinosaurs evolved. Major volcanoes and a massive comet 7 miles wide killed the dinosaurs. Mammals evolved. Erosion and plate techtonics continued to change the face of the earth. 2 Million years ago, the earth went back into a huge ice age. Humans survived.
The last wave of glaciers began to receed 10,000 years ago.
Kind of puts things into perspective, that we’re all just surviving on a planet with an impressive history, with a future unimaginable.
It’s predicted we will follow the current trend of ice age cooling & warming until the land masses eventually collide, setting off new atmospheric and geologic changes until eventually the earth’s heat energy is completely dissipated and the earth once again becomes uninhabitable. If life still exists as we know it, we will be wise to jump ship, maybe head for Mercury…by then it could perhaps be habitable?
So what is our connection, our purpose? Just to exist! We ARE those initial radioactive elements, rearranged and recombined millions of times over. We are stardust, crudely and patiently changing name and form through the eons. So just enjoy the drama, and soak in our history.
Makes all my restlessness about my goals in life, or the ideas brought by others that I should guide a few hundred million humans for a few short years seem awful foolish. I can be a light in the world, no more, no less. And from what I know about Chemistry light will never ever die, just change vibration frequncy and color.
I am humbled by my dumb human brain which is so large yet cannot conceive of its smallest part. Are the miracle stories true? If so, do we weild the power collectively or individually to collapse the universe into itself? To prove what? Or, do we fool each other with our hopes to be special in our skins?
The cat perceives the same water I do, so it is not my illusion alone that the water exists as our brains are of the same stuff.
(I was hoping to go to bed early.)
Chaos and order are one and the same in the cosmic dance of Christmas lights.
(My eyes are drooping.)
Just concentrate and it will come to you. The road is not paved for you and no one will hand you a map. No one, for 2 million years has left a shiny pearl for me to trample upon today.
No more thoughts.