Sunday, March 01, 2009

the road to Norton manor

Spot has been thinking. He is pleased to be a part of the 14th cosmic billennium (abb), and a small part of planet Earth's 5th billennium. As a billenniard (or should that be billionaire) he thinks it is amazing that he should enjoy a four hour walk followed by biscuits, because he is very very small in comparison to some things he has seen at the Galaxy Zoo (link), and yet there is room in the universe for his tiny pleasures. He has taken to thinking about the journey he makes, and has calculated that his life as a fraction of all the time that has passed, is as long as one millimeter on a journey of about a million miles. That is not very far to get, is it? Maybe it is the travelling that counts. And yet American bankers have lost trillions of dollars, and British bankers pay themselves about the same amount per year in pensions. How did they get it all into one suitcase?


Amongst The Oaks said...

These are depressing thoughts for a dog and for us all. Let's just be thankful for our daily walk and our daily biscuit, shall we? I'm sure the "nanny state" will get us out of this mess.

Spot said...

Spot did not intend to be depressing, in fact he was very happy and full of wonder that one can think at all in any way about these huge things. Perhaps we can't, in fact, and that would be quite cheering too.

The only link with bankers is the size of the numbers. The problem with greed is that it generates meanness and destroys any sense of wonder.

Spot said...

PS notice the winding road ahead

Tara said...

With you, Spot, I see the wonder of the journey:

"Everyday you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb"-Winston Churchill

Keep walking and taking us with you, I so enjoy your version of the wonderful world!


Spot said...

Tara, you are an amazing mine of useful quotes ...the English major? (sounds like the film sequel to the English patient).