The universe is dying, so goes the title of this week’s video… But I would add, yes, we already knew this, just not to this level of precision. It seems that nothing lasts forever, that all existence, indeed, all life, is ephemeral. It seems that short of human goals, human objectives, and the meaning and purposes we give life through our own agency, there just doesn’t seem to be meaning or purpose, at least, not outside ourselves. We can give our lives purpose, and I think that we’ve been doing that all along, even when we suppose various Purposers outside of our own selves, outside of our own social systems and mystical traditions. I think that we are the purposers, even when we think purpose and meaning are handed down from above or beyond ourselves. Is that hubris? Is that arrogance? I don’t think so. I think it’s more humble, more honest, to recognize that we are projecting our own intents and needs, and personas, upon the universe. It could very well go on just fine without us, until it too dies. I learned many years ago that nothing lasts forever. And in recognizing that, I expect nothing excessive out of the wonderful ride of life I’ve had here on Earth. I don’t want to live forever, and maybe that’s a good thing. I think eternal life would grow dull, and eventually horrific. All the more to enjoy what time remains of this life, and to demand nothing more than what life can offer.
Talotaa frang, talotaa kas, talotaa tranga suulaat. (Be well, be safe, be brilliant as the stars.) ~ Kai’Siri greeting and departure salute
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The Universe is Dying