Why so serious?


I’ve been thinking. About the way the moon hangs in the sky like a dissolute woman. Lost. Changing. And how the sun, unbidden, comes high and fierce and bold. How the world turns. Without concern for the scurrying on its surface. And I wonder. How come we have no answers yet? How come our endless questions just peck at the surface of it all? How can our brief moments mean so little in the darkness?

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10 thoughts on “Why so serious?

  1. gullybogan says:

    We always hear about “Mother Earth” and “Mother Nature”, but the inconvenient truth seems to be that both Earth and Nature are completely indifferent to us.

    The remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” is reportedly about aliens coming here to wipe out hoo-mans, so that the Earth can survive.


    Every day, the potential for us to feel more estranged from our Mother grows.

  2. Parenthesis says:

    Karl Sagan really puts this into perspective in “Dragons of Eden: speculation on the evolution of human intelligence”. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to placing humanity into context. It goes something like this: if you took all of time and sectioned it into a modern day calendar, then the beginning of time, being the Big Bang, was on January 1, and human beings appearing for the first time at a millionth of a second to midnight on December 31st. [Each month being roughly equal to about a billion years]. The apes put in their appearance around 10:15. We’re not even blots [or is that splats?] on the windscreen of history. As to “Mother Nature” – see http://tenmiles.wordpress.com/2008/01/24/the-hanging-tree

  3. Parenthesis says:

    If I come across as a touch cynical, I’m sorry, but it’s the silly season, the perfect time for it …

  4. Dolce says:

    @ Kyk > That’s a bit forward?

    @ Nurse M > Ignore it. It’ll go away 🙂

    @ GullyB > We’re a plague. This always makes me laugh: https://livingladolcevita.wordpress.com/2006/07/26/21/

    @ Ms P > hola lady. And indeed. A perfect season.

  5. daisyfae says:

    “How can our brief moments mean so little in the darkness?”

    that’s backwards. our brief moments are the only things that matter… not in the grand scheme of life, the universe and everything, of course… but it’s just all there is. don’t waste a single one… (as daisyfae sits on a friday night, surfing through blogs andyou tube videos, killing time before a dinner date…)

  6. michaelm says:

    me, you and a bottle of absinthe and we could write a chapter in a Dostoevsky novel.
    Jeepers creepers . . .

  7. Dolce says:

    @ Dais > Yeah, you’re spot on. The moments are really all we get. The rest is just posturing. How did the date go??

    @ ~M > You’re on!

  8. daisyfae says:

    it was one of the good moments…. 😉

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