Ten Green Bottles

How unlikely is it that we, being part of this elite group of humans that roam the earth, just happen to be the zenith of time produce?

Could it be that whilst we are innovative, clever and emotionally thinking beings, that at this particular point in time, we are the ones representing the billions of years of earthly existence?

True, we are present and most other things that existed once are no longer present, that’s got to be in our favour. Although through re-generation, atoms that went to making up one thing at a time, are likely assumed by another today.

As the zenith of time produce, we are exceptional, wondrous and indeed, special. We epitomise progress and, for a time, hold sway over any other living creature that has pre-existed us. But how likely is it, that in the time of earth existing, perhaps billions of years ( maybe forever), that we hold the mantle as the pre-eminent cultivation of planetary progress?

It is said that at one time, the earth did not support life as we know it, in any form. We were perhaps a mars or moon, where life may be possible but one has to look hard to find it. Yet somehow we have progressed to today where we fly to mars and the moon, we build artificial intelligent machines that can almost think for themselves, and we rage wars of magnitudes that require amazing technological skills.

It challenges me greatly to believe that we, in our form, have never had an equivalent cycle of development in time past. Are we really content with considering that humans, and for that matter most living things, have a determinable development scale and that, the best that has happened -ever; is today and us?

Could it be that in time past, there actually existed a ‘Human Race’ of it’s time and that development in that time presented the characters with similar rewards and challenges?

We seem hell-bent on believing that, people of today own and run the town.
Our primary belief is that nothing like this has ever happened before and the technology, medical advances, academic levels and general prowess is second to none.

As a thought, it is possible that we are almost at the peak of earth-dwelling development, and that our superior know-how has afforded us such fabulous powers that we finally snuff ourselves out.
We could ask ourselves,’ Has this happened before’? Or are we content to think that today is unique and, though history and theory suggest that humans came into existence in relatively recent times, never before had such creatures existed.

I hate the current catastrophe-mongers, and my wish is not to become the thing I hate. It is just the cycle of events that interests me. The planting-growing-flowering-seeding-dying cycle of all things. So it is in this frame that I put the quandary of whether it is possible that a cycle of events such as we are currently enjoying, existed in a similar form at another time.

Ten green bottles hanging on the wall – and one green bottle did actually fall.

bristlehound 2014

7 thoughts on “Ten Green Bottles

  1. I believe things will keep evolving. It is a bit scary to think of where we are in this point in time and how things will differ in the next point in time. Ok. now I’m spooking myself 🙂
    Have a wonderful holiday season and a grand 2015!

  2. Just so … 🙂

    From Little Gidding …

    We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.
    Through the unknown, unremembered gate
    When the last of earth left to discover
    Is that which was the beginning;
    At the source of the longest river
    The voice of the hidden waterfall
    And the children in the apple-tree
    Not known, because not looked for
    But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
    Between two waves of the sea.
    Quick now, here, now, always–
    A condition of complete simplicity
    (Costing not less than everything)
    And all shall be well and
    All manner of thing shall be well
    When the tongues of flames are in-folded
    Into the crowned knot of fire
    And the fire and the rose are one.

    1. “Will be to arrive from where we started”
      Too true Ashen. There seems to be a lot of busy-ness and ultimately, we end up where we began.

      The reference to children in the apple tree was a blast from the past for me.
      I visited a property one time near where I once lived as a child.
      Walking through the small orchard, I was taken aback by a sense of small children playing in one of the trees.
      This was so real and it was only after consulting with my mother did I find that,indeed, this particular property was a family property and as children myself and others once played.
      Talk about repressed memories! But to recapture that moment was beautiful. Happy Christmas Ashen.B

  3. Last year, I sat in a planetarium show and for the first time really heard that one day the sun will burn out and earth won’t support life anymore. Or what if our water supply runs out? That seems like a more imminent threat. Have humans existed and died out before on another planet? I imagine whatever sort of life happened before would have turned out differently, as a lot of traits and events seem almost random. I do believe in cycles and seasons and patterns, no matter how hard they are to see in our own lives. We don’t have time and space to be objective. Cool post, B.

    1. I didnt intend frightening anyone BB, so I’m not sure about things running out. Patterns are fun and interesting and suggest that this cycle of life may well have happened before. We will never know, but what a mind blast to contemplate. B

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