online: 11 january 2021
modified: 11 january 2021
5 january 2021 space travel from earth to moon
i was listening to a broadcast about these possible journeys for which
enthusiasts are seeking support of millionaires instead of governments .
. . and volunteers to go on possible one way journeys to mars . . .
which would take 18 years i think . . . and some on a no return ticket
if there is not enough money for the journey back . . .
this seems to me not only dull but unlikely to be achieved . . . so i
switch off the radio and try to continue with my thoughts by themselves
. . .
it was not long before it occurred to me to ask myself 'WHAT IS space
travel?' . . . just like someone in an Irish play who i heard asking
'what is the stars? what is the stars?'. . . i begin to ask 'what is
space through which one is travelling?' . . . i soon realised that space
is everywhere including the earth which is not a separate entity from
space . . . but just part of it which includes humans . . .
therefore any move on the earth and planets is in space . . . if we can
detach ourselves and our thinking from the idea that the earth is in
some way special . . . the idea of it becomes not dull but: marvellous
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