If I am to believe Darwin —the man that looked into the seeds of lost aeons and came up with the theory of Evolution—Homo Sapiens started his long evolutionary saga somewhere in the scorchingly hot Faiyum Depression in hot Egypt 33 million years ago approximately.
And this small, aquamarine ,squashed orange-shaped planet has been wobblingly going round one of the the smallest stars all these aeons without many for arguments’sake,perceptible changes,except that it cooled adequately for us to be ble to live.
Man went through many subtle engineering changes and kaizen improvements in his dimensions and appearance on an ongoing basis until at last he looked different from his arboreal simian ancestors.Then he multiplied before migrating to all the countries on the landmasses of the world.
He began with a sense of wonder aboutthis mysterious universe anr the planet itself that sprang surprises on him with irregular regularity inthe form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions,freak floods,thundershowers, unknown wild beasts, tree falls, landslides, avalanches and wildfires.these challenges to his very existence not only drenalized him to face similar challenges inthe futiure with impunity but also made him stronger by the day with more fibrous biceps,triceps,deltoids,laterals and calf muscles.What I am attempting to pinpoint here ,dear WordPress reader mine,is that it ws becuse of these challenges that modern man is wht he is today.those simian colleagues of his on the tgreetops ,having no challenges at all in front of them, never grew up never developed tgheir brains,never developed immunity to weather vagaries, temperature fluctuations,and continued to multiply just like their ancestors.But we did that is the million-dollar difference.
What are we?Let’s take a hard unemotional look from another imaginary mental Hubble out in space!.We are deviant monkeys–forlorn bipeds –surviving on a lone planet,the third from the sun,which is itself one of the smallest stars and surrounded by faithful planets and asteroids and what else not.And our lives never normally cross 100 years!!
The solar system itself is in one lone corner of a galaxy called the Milky Way euphemistically enough,but which is like a two bladed fan.the Milky Way,almost at one of which we and our solar system happen to be,contains 13000 trillion stars,each bigger or smaller than the sun.It is one hundred thousand light years long from one end to the other.In its heart it is 65000 light years wideor thick. (One light year is 186000x 60x60x24x365 kms).Our solar system is 27000 light years away from the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.All the stars that ournaked eyes or the hubble can see are huddled together in one small corner of this huge space.
Are you already shocked out of your senses by now,my dear WordPress reader?nay,the Milky Way Galaxy itself ius rotating on its axis!.The sun ,along with this solar system of ours piggybacking on it on a horizontal plane is taking 200 million years to revolve once around this galaxy.There is a Black Hole int he heart of this Milky Way Galaxy that is 4.1 million times larger than our sun.that dangerous BlackHole occurs near the Sagittarius constellation.
Like the Book of Fate,this heart of the galaxy lies meticulously hidden from our view with invisible but camouflageing clouds galore!!
And here we see Man strutting and fretting his allocated hour upon the stage and then being heard no more!!
I call my blogs here LifeBounceBacksA-Z with a reason as you will easily understand now inthe light of what I have alrseady said to you.it is because on the one hand I can touch upon alltopics undetr the sun and stars–a wide canvas –and on the other these blogs are my studied reflections upon what I have seen and heard hitherto in my 60 odd years on this planet!!
As Robert Browining tartly remarked about his poetry to a layman that told him that his poetry could not be easily understood,I canalso say to you,”Well, my blogs are not a substitute for a game of dominoes or a cigar!!”
- With malice towards none, and charity for all do I compose my blogs for your edification and enlightenment about
- life in India
- day to day existence in this Kerala State
- about my micro community called Wariyars
- about my family ,
- the emotional roller coasters of siblings,
- the fragility of human relationships and ways to strengthen them,
- the kids in oeril in this world,
- over-exploited but ill-understood womenfolk,
- familial harmony/disharmony,
- occupational hazards seenhere,
- food habits,
- ethnic recipes,
- the necessity for accepting change as natural if not change as n election shibboleth,
- generation gap,
- challenges awaiting mankind down the road tothenext century
- regional varieties of English playing obscurantists to intelligibility etc.
This blog only starts my snowmobile off to a good start with your blessings and permission,dear readers!.I shall pick up speed only within a few hours!! You may recommedn this blog to all members of your own families since I NEVER wallow in the mudy marshes of porn,nor hint at unbeknown evils.I look b ack onmylife and life aroundme tghrough each blog-telescope and see myself as a miniscule speck of protoplasm in a vast universe!!
My focus here was just to pep up YOUR personal and national morale,dear reader mine,wherever you happen to be!!What with the dark tan clouds of a looming Recession from our Atlantic horizon,it is natural for anyone to\get a little depressed all of a sudden .
And then I wished to console all of us together —-ourselves as one Mankind Unit– that we have the resilience to survive such a challenge also since we have made risk-taking a racial habit all through our evolution!!may be we must change our lifestyles a bit, minimize our luxuries, take care of our health a little more, boost one another’s confidence a few more times a day.pray to our Almighty daily and hug our kids to osmotically convey some of confidence to them.
Bye for now.Take Care of yourself.
Make this blog a habit please since I compose my blogs immediately on I return after my 12 km morning walk here at 5.30 hrs after GMT.That means 10 hours earlier than my time here.You in the US may be able to read my next predawn blog before you go to bed,right?
Let me wish you all the very best!!!.Hug your kids and wife today,just to give them a morale pep-up!!
Love SADABOY india.