Four Score, and Counting . . .

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A few days ago I celebrated my 80th birthday.

I must have done something right in order to have achieved 80 years of age.  Breathing probably helped; simply enjoying one breath after another can take one far on our brief  journey from null to void.

What else have I been doing all that time?  (You might ask.)

To make a short story even shorter ( by leaving out a few details) I have been traveling through space and time aboard this damp dirt ball we call home, and have gone about 3.6 quadrillion miles – – that’s 3,6o2, 112,000,000, give or take a few billion miles.

Really ??  Yes, really, and that doesn’t even include the miles traveled in a spiral by simply going around in circles each day the Earth spins on it’s axis.  Check it out, and do the math yourself to find out how far YOU have traveled.  Hint: try wikipedia and/or NASA to find such things as the circumference of earth’s orbit around the sun (about 585 million miles), how far the sun travels in it’s orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy during one year (the sun is traveling at about 514 thousand miles per hour in it’s orbit), etc.

Be that as it may . . .

. . .  fortunately for me, I have been privileged to live during the best of times in the best of places, and this has allowed me to bask in the enjoyment of being human and contemplating the wonders of the cosmos.

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All too soon I will be returning to the lifeless mineral existence from which we all come.

Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy life as much as possible, for as long as possible.

What more can one ask ??

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About w6bky

Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.
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2 Responses to Four Score, and Counting . . .

  1. john zande says:

    Beautifully put. You have, however, travelled much, much, much further, my friend! Our fine galaxy is falling through space at 3.5 million kilometres per hour toward a colossally proportioned object – the so-named Great Attractor – located some 2 billion trillion kilometres away, that is itself hurtling even faster toward the eminently more massive, sense-wrecking Shapley Supercluster four-times further out.

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  2. w6bky says:

    John,
    Thanks for dropping by and pointing out why I have been experiencing jet lag of late.

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