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- Farther Than the Moon -

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#1 brokenportal

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:41 AM

-Farther Than the Moon-

When you're a kid you don't realize everything there is to life. You work on exploring a couple of toys that are presented to you each day, and it takes you forever to totally get over how interesting and complicated they are.

Months and months go by as you remain fixated on these things, not even realizing there is a room around you. When your mind finally does soak in everything there is about the toys you start to realize there is a whole room. You start to wonder how that closet door hangs there, and why there is a pile of clothes in the corner. Then you explore the whole house. It’s been almost two years working on this.

Soon by the end of 3 you've almost mastered the whole house and the back yard. But you’re always finding new stuff, like a large rock you hadn't seen that totally reformats the character of the back yard in your mind to you. Or maybe you stumble upon that door to the attic which makes the house seem more mysterious.

Later on you get out into the real world, but the same thing keeps happening, at first partying and hanging out, your new apartment, the new buildings, land marks, and lakes of the new town, and trying to get to class on time seems like the world. Then you find that cars breaking down, jobs getting stressful and travels to India are all real things, you've started to study some rock formations for a class and you’re watching the history channel and thinking about times come and past.

You hear they may cure more and more diseases but you’re not sure when, you hope but you don't put your money on anything less than maybe 500 years so you don't really worry about it ever effecting you. You know the moon is there of course, you’d like to see them go back, it’s interesting. If you’re lucky you’ll get to explore a small fraction of one percent of this world. If you’re lucky you’ll remain healthy and able until you’re at least 90 or 100. Then you’ll be snapped out of existence, with voracious quickness, in one last gulp of excruciating pain, your heart will give out and you’ll remain frozen in oblivion for eternity.

We all know that tragically, there are children that die. They are in those earlier stages, some of them for instance never knowing that there is anything beyond the toys, or the back yard. In that same way, like them you’ll die never fully knowing or grasping that there was anything to know or explore farther than the moon.


We would never be content to allow children to die because they ‘have such a rich perspective on what is out there,’ and in the same way we cannot be content to allow ourselves to die, because our perspective is anything but rich. What we get so far, the earth, is but a speck bobbing in a seemingly infinite ocean of mystery.
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#2 Shelton

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:17 AM

Good article. :)

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