Thursday, July 2, 2009
Time Travel: Past-Present-Future
Yesterday we had a spirited discussion about if you can live in the past, present and future all at the same time. I not only believe you can...but you should. I know this violates Yoda's first rule of being a Jedi Knight; however, I was never one to take much advice from a puppet!
No, standing defiant, like a rusty old wind mill and Don Quixote...I ride the cosmic wave of past, present, future with the skill of an ancient Hawaiian surfer!
I've found three rules in life to be more brutally true than just living in the present. They are very similar...like kissing cousins...but each has its on subtle way:
Rule #1-The more things change...the more they stay the same.
Rule #2, which makes Rule #1 a Milestone of time-The past often repeats itself.
And, Rule #3, the Holy Trifecta...If you don't learn from the mistakes and progress of the past...history continues to repeat itself...keeping you stuck in the great quagmire that society calls the present. That for me is indeed hell on earth!
Driving to Chicago on Indiana State Hwy. 63, you come upon miles of farmland, turned into the Saudi Arabia of the American future...a windmill farm. And standing in the middle of over 300 gigantic white...3 bladed...wonders...is the proud papa...a rusty old windmill.
Money...greed...war...complacincy...all toxic by-products of Rule #1, have driven us to seek "Alternative Energy Sources"...like the "modern" harnessing of the wind's energy. On the windswept corn and soybean fields of Illinois and Indiana the past...present...and future meet once again.
Farmers lease their land to government and energy companies to harvest an old-new crop...the wind! Their reward is planting more crops, buying Harley Davidson motorcycles and pocketing large sums of cash.
Hell...if my grandfather hadn't sold his farm...I might be an "Energy Baron" right now!
One thing is for sure...if the government, energy companies, farmers and consumers don't embrace Rule #3...then the hell of Rule #1 will raise its ugly head once again and have Arabs fighting to liberate the Americans from themselves in the cornfields of the "Bible-Energy Belt" in 2075! Of course, Farmer Ben Lauden will lead the resistance.
Arriving in Chicago, I was once again reminded of the past, present and future living together in harmony. Standing defiant, once the tallest building in Chicago as recently as 1856, the old Water Tower is the only building that survived the Great Chicago Fire that Sir Bowie wrote about many blogs ago.
Rising from the ashes...the Chicago of today surrounds our lonely survivor. The John Hancock building, one of the largest in the world, towers over the Water Tower just a few blocks away...reaching towards a brighter future...while in the present...the past stands guard as a reminder of what could happen again.
Sir Hook " A Traveler in Time" Who Will Succumb to Rule #2 Long Before 2075 of Warrick
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