Saturday, May 6, 2017

What Are You Listening To?   




Some sounds make us pause and reflect. Growing up, I often heard a train’s whistle in the wee hours of the night. It always had a melancholy, Midnight-Train-to-Georgia feeling, echoing a traveler’s reluctant good-bye. Earlier this week, I heard the train whistle from the neighborhood station and got that melancholy feeling again. As if there aren’t enough sounds here, there’s this:

                   
                                     https://youtu.be/k3eNVD_h5b0



We spend tons of time and money trying to understand what’s happening in other places, especially in space. Most alien movies feature space creatures bent on destroying us and taking over Earth. While Hollywood urges us locate and crush hostile outer space creatures, scientists continue looking skyward, wondering if we’re all alone. Do you think we’re alone in the universe?  

2 comments:

emma bruce said...

I don't know if we are alone in the universe but I do know that if "alien" life-forms were intelligent enough to make a spacecraft that would carry them here and allow them to zoom around and hover like we see in the movies, they sure wouldn't need 70 years to try and study us.



Bethanie said...

And, they'd be intelligent enough to check social media and know to stay at home.