What may come…..

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I read an interesting article this morning and I couldn’t help but wax a little poetic.

“To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.–Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember’d!”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet


The article was about the  Voyager 2′s flight past Neptune, the most distant planet ever seen up close, and  the New Horizons spacecraft crossing Neptune’s orbit on its way to Pluto. Two incidents that are now happening in tandem!  For those who are not really all that interested in space let me put it this way both of the devices in space are going to send back images to earth that have never been seen before.



The possibilities are endless. Neptune, the last planet in our solar system is being past. So, what is there after this solar system? We can see stars and planets with telescopes but are they gaseous, rocky, watery we have no idea? Well there are ideas but soon there will be proof and fact!  This is big news huge news and it makes me feel  a little poetic. That is why I pasted the Hamlet quote. Of course the quote is kind of Macabre, but I love the feelings it brings to my concise thought concerning life death and dreams.

We look forward to the future with hope as well as a little bit of anxious energy because it is unknown. It makes life exciting. Not knowing what is around the corner we have an inclination but we really do not know. Now we will learn and then the thing is more than likely there is more even beyond what is beyond and with human curiosity and good funding NASA will bring us back what is beyond the beyond. Isn’t that cool?

My advice to me and you today is to never stop learning discovering exploring. Basically it is to be like Voyager 2. Voyager 2 is a hero… Who says?

A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.






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