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A Voice Calls us on an astounding journey - life.

Listen to its call:

Remember this voice. We'll hear it again.

Stephen Hawking said:
“Look up at the sky and not down at your feet.”

Like Houser's chief we begin by looking up:

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Alan Houser-ABQ Museum - click for full size

The Sentimental Stargazer

We live in a dynamic universe powered by change.
Everything changes: 
     planets, stars and galaxies - 
         atoms, molecules and cells - 
             flowers, trees and people.
There is life here. There is love here. . . . and mysteries.
We come, we go. Everything comes, everything goes. 
It’s natural. It’s astonishing. It’s even beautiful.

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Kind friends, long ago, friends unhappy with religion asked for my help.

They could see:
  something was wrong.
They could see:
  there were no gods and goddesses, angels and demons, dragons and unicorns.
They could see:
  religion's stone age magic and superstition was all made up by society.

They wanted New Visions.
But new visions, new 
worldviews, require new ventures into the unknown.
S
o now we were on our way on a voyage of discovery
 - unintended, certainly unexpected, but nevertheless a voyage like
      Columbus and Magellan, or Darwin sailing on HMS Beagle.

Come, my friends,  ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Come, my friends,

’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

          —  Tennyson.   .   .

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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NEXT - Humans are Nomads

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