I heard someone say that making a big deal out of Mars and our Moon joining together for an appearance tonight is plain nonsense. The fact no one on Earth will see it again in their lifetime is also total nonsense. There are many more important things to worry about right here on our planet.
After hearing this, I pondered why she was worried in the first place. It appears to me that mankind as a whole worries way too much. Most of the worry fodder is created by (you guessed it) humans. If there were no humans on Earth, would there be anything to worry about? I think it would be like the sound of one hand clapping.
There will also be a lunar eclipse about midnight on the west coast – something else for our little Miss Worry Pants to complain about. She should take a break from pacing back and forth afraid that our country is going to hell in a hand basket. It may well be, but fretting about it doesn’t help one iota.
The celestial show tonight will be a perfect time for all of us to finally agree on something. It will be beautiful, peaceful and interesting, providing we can get our booties out of bed in time to watch it. I, for one, am going to try to put binoculars on the events as they unfold with a cup of hot tea and coffee cake. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too.
We all need to look at the heavens late at night occasionally. It may remind us that our whims and folly are just that and that the grandeur of our universe is nothing less than looking into the face of God, no matter how you perceive him or her.
I sometimes wonder how ancient peoples living in caves perceived celestial wonders…there were no scientific explanations then. It must have been terrifying to say the least. I bet they sat in a circle around the fire split into two groups – the Repubs and Dems, both blaming each other for what was obviously doomsday approaching. I venture to say not much has changed in six million years, give or take a million years or so.
I’m just saying,