Blog 2187 – 10.13.2021
Time and Space
Shortly after I began this daily blog, six plus years ago, I began using my signature close: “Your friend and fellow traveler, David White.” I have but one recognized enemy, if any, and that is devil ego. I try not to listen to his accusations regarding my brothers and sisters nor to buy into his other misrepresentation regarding Who and Whose I am and what my purpose is here or anyone else’s for that matter.
It has always been understood, by me at least, that my sign off had some unwritten words before my name for I see myself as “your friend and fellow traveler in time and space.” To quote the opening line of one of my boyhood favorite sci-fi series:
It is worth noting that even futurist Gene Roddenberry’s mission statement for the Enterprise crew has evolved over the fifty plus years and several incarnations in two distinct ways: the mission has been expanded from “five year mission” to “continuing mission” and the seeming to some sexist comment “where no man has gone before” to “where no one has gone before.” Even a futurist’s vision can evolve or should it seems.
William Shatner the original actor who played the Captain of the Starship Enterprise at aged ninety is planning a trip soon into outer space. Good for him. But we and he have all been on a life, or I happen to think, many lives, adventure not only in space, but in time. The idea of time travel has fascinated me, this go round since I was a boy. Every time we remember some past event or stretch our minds to suppose a future one we are traveling in time. Even now, today, is an always moving target.
In one of my favorite non-rhyming poems, Desiderata, the writer asks us to keep hope that “the universe is unfolding as it should” or as Captain Kirk answers the helmsman when asked what course to set with a line from Disney’s classic animated Peter Pan, “Second star to the right and straight on till morning.” Those were Peter’s directions to Never Never Land where the children there never grew so “Up” that life ceased to be an adventure. In closing I quote the words of another space and time traveler and Captain as well of another starship named Enterprise, “Make it so.”
Enjoy the ride!
Your friend and fellow traveler,
A Whole New World