What if the two Voyager spacecraft enter interstellar space where the Golden Record might reach other intelligent life forms, but – witnessing the savagery we have wrought here on earth – they want nothing to do with us? What if that life form is of such advanced intelligence that they refuse to acknowledge us? What if they have seen us first but have already passed us by? What if the only thing we leave behind is nothing worth owning or passing on? What if the speed at which the Voyagers travel is exponentially outpaced by the momentum of the continuing destruction here at our planetary home? What if the premise of hope launched by the visionary scientists in 1977 has long been dashed by the reality of the horrors the destroyers effected here on Earth?
What if we deserve nothing more and Earth is really our one chance? Shouldn’t we live here as if that is the final and only truth?
And if we choose not to respectively honor our place in the Cosmos, what then do we tell our children’s children’s children?
Just a Thought 6
Voyager image courtesy NASA
Earth image courtesy Pixabay.com