OF STARS, DREAMS AND MORE
The star field above our ridge top between the Pacific and the Santa Lucia Mountains is spectacular. Twice in the last week house guests were taken back by the clarity and depth of the celestial bodies. Watching the night sky is a common activity here and the vocal enthusiasms of our guests underscores how pristine the views are.
INTO THE STARS
Before we get to the weekend's video offering, a sort of tribute to life and work of Ray Bradbury, The Weekender :) adds a cosmic note.
As I was walking a coffee cup back to the waiting group of tennis partners who had assembled on the coffee deck after our match, a friend engaged me in a trio who were sitting elsewhere.
"Did you hear what a new survey found? The majority of Americans would prefer Obama over Romney in the event we had an encounter with beings from another planet?"
Well, I had not heard that. Hadn't considered that eventuality either.
"It's just a matter of time," one of her companions said with conviction and a bit of a distant look. Not so distant that I couldn't see he believed and believed it might just happen sooner that I expected.
So as you consider that as part of your presidential election thinking, here's a unique video that explores the possibility of something once considered only science fiction. If it's truly "a matter of time" this free enterprise idea just could make sense and in just 11 years!!
Have good weekend. Maybe do a little star gazing.
Mars is visible.
See you down the trail.