Saturday, February 20, 2021
GALAXY VIEW OF LIFE!
Something happened last Thursday that reminds me of a past belief -
and a current one. That belief is one that views all life everywhere
in the Universe - and even in Existence, in general - as equal in worth.
When I viewed our spacecraft landing on Mars last Thursday, Feb. 18th,
my first thought was WOW - there it is again!
What is "it"? It is whatever is on Mars. It may be life - but then again,
it may be just soil or dirt or whatever, but whatever "it" is, in my mind,
"it" is the same as what I find on Earth - in terms of worth; and nothing else
matters much to me. To each, his or her own, but since I was a kid
growing up on a small farm in northern Wyoming, I have been at least
"whelmed," if not "overwhelmed" with thoughts of how wonderful
are what's in my surroundings. As a kid, I loved to go hiking in the
badlands beyond our farm - and I guess that is what I saw on Thursday -
just some more of the "badlands" I enjoyed so much as a kid.
I don't know what's on Mars in detail anymore than I knew what
was in the badlands beyond our farm, but if I was mesmerized
by the badlands of my youth, how could I not be mesmerized
by the "badlands" of Mars - or the "badlands" on Mars?
So, this is simply to share being reminded of the wonder of existence,
be it the badlands of northern Wyoming - which most might find boring -
or the badlands of Mars - or Venus or Saturn or Neptune or Pluto
or anywhere in our own Galaxy or any Galaxy in all of Existence.
Typical of me, I decided to put my thoughts about being at home
everywhere I am in a song in 2007 I called GALAXY VIEW OF LIFE -
which, of course, includes me and you and everything and everyone.
I do believe too many people overlook the obvious beauty of
that which surrounds them by pretending there is something
far greater somewhere else. That which may be somewhere else
might be different than where I am, but not greater -
simply because An Infinite God must be IN everyone and everything.
So, in October of 2007, I decided to put those thoughts in a song.
If you care to do so, be my guest and check out those thoughts
in that song I am sharing below. OK?
In the meantime, I am going to look at what our spacecraft, Rover,
shares with us in pictures whenever I see some of it on my TV.
As I do, I will be reminded of roving across the badlands
beyond our little farm outside of Powell, Wyoming -
sometimes with a brother or two and sometimes with a friend -
and sometimes alone.
I do believe those badlands were named McCullough Peaks,
probably after some fellow named "McCullough," but
whatever the name, thanks to Rover on Mars for reminding me
of it; and Thanks to All of NASA and associates
for making it happen.
Have a Good One, Everyone!
Be in touch!
Francis William Bessler and
supportive wife, Nancy Shaw
una-bella-vita.com (writings website)
P.S. So sorry for what has been happening in Texas
for their not being equipped with better infrastructure
to handle an unexpected winter;
but hopefully the powers that be
will learn from their mistakes of the past
and the Winter of 2021 will be the last winter
for which they were unprepared.
GALAXY VIEW OF LIFE
Francis William Bessler
10/3/2007; modified a bit: 10/23/2018
I have a galaxy view of life.
I have a galaxy view of me.
I have a galaxy view of you –
and that, my friend, is why I’m free.
I think I’m made out of galaxy dust
from a star from whence the sun did come.
I guess that’s why in the stars I trust;
and it’s why my soul is having so much fun.
I wonder how my consciousness did arise,
but I know it doesn’t matter much.
As long as my attitude is kind,
I know my life will always be just.
I think that those who lived before,
before we found the earth is round
lived life like they were sure
that where they stood is the only ground – but
But now we know a lot more than we did.
We know we’re part of a grand universe;
and if we’re smart, we all will commit
to belong and to reject our former curse.
Beyond the vast sky, there is no Heaven -
anymore than what we can find here.
Heaven’s only forgiving to be forgiven -
as Hell is only living life in fear.
And when it comes for my time to die,
my soul will continue on its path.
There’s no need to fear what’s in the tide
because my future will be an extension of my past.
Though I doubt I will ever leave my precious earth,
I will still be part of the most distant star
because no matter where I may find birth,
it’s all the same – be it near or far.
People think that God can be absent
and they can escape It if they try;
but I think an Infinite God must be present
and that in each of us, It must reside.
I wonder what will happen to my soul
when it leaves this body it’s found this time.
I think wherever it goes, it will know
that wherever it goes, it is Divine.