Scepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy. - Denis Diderot
As I write this account of the hike, the world is about to move into the uncertainty of a Trump presidency. To be honest, I am happy that Trump won. America needs a wake up call if we hope to survive this century. America needs to feel a fever so powerful that it thrashes about in a sweaty nightmare, which frightens us all to our core. We cannot live upon childish dreams of flowers and rainbows. We need to watch our horizons bleed from cuts induced by the repetitive lashes of a tyrannical narcissistic beast. We need to have clouded dreams.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. - Walt Whitman
Nothing satisfies my soul. There are times when I am almost there. The reflection in the mirror calling for me to come inside. The ghost looking down, watching the play unfold. The blood dripping from the final wound. It is always one degree of separation, a pale silhouette, an otherworldly shimmer that obscures the view.
I salute Walt Whitman for I have always liked his writing. But, in my world, there isn’t any truth, only shades of a beautiful lie that is slowly moving backward in time.
Which Way Is Now?
“It's all now you see: tomorrow began yesterday and yesterday won't be over until tomorrow.” - William Faulkner
Many years ago, we opened our eyes and learned to remember. I must remember to forget.
Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive. - James Lovelock
As "The Donald" steps into the Oval Orifice, Mother Nature sharpens her swords. The White House shall soon be blackened by carbon footsteps larger than any before him.
History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford
A Little Perspective
All in all, Hubble reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or so, but this number is likely to increase to about 200 billion as telescope technology in space improves. - Mario Livio Apr 1, 2014
More Perspective - Buzzfeed Video
Oh...and there is this
Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought - 13 October 2016
Yah, Trump and Putin are truly laughable creatures.
We are living on borrowed time. My fear is that Mother Nature wants it all back...with interest.