One day, your face looks young and pretty. And the next day, you have the profile of an old wrinkled witch or warlock. What happened?
The answer, of course, is that time happened. We can find many eventful solutions even though the years roll by. But, somewhere along the way, reality strikes, and we can no longer hop, skip, and jump through difficulties.
I remember that in 1969 Neil Armstrong (1930–2012) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. That was way back yonder. What happened to our dreams between 1969 and 2023? If mankind can reach the moon, then space travel is possible. The impossible becomes possible in a world where inventions such as SpaceX are close to reaching outer space. Without question, Elon Musk has a plethora of new workable ideas. Yet, his time will also expire, and he will see the wrinkled face of the warlock in the mirror. Anyone else?
Success in space requires the emergence of young inventors in every generation—someone to begin the project and others to finish it. In order words, it is a succession of brilliant ideas.
Hollywood’s idea of a space movie is the trip to Mars, where someone gets left on that planet or cannot return. That one theme sprang from a writer’s thoughts that went dead in the water, and the story is repeatedly rewritten without the premise of a new idea. Thus, if the imagination is not in play, then we fall short.
Are we lost? Did time cease to be between 1969 and 2023? Is getting rich all that matters, or spending trillions of dollars on wars and who-know-what?
Even Bees make honey.