I decided to grab a quick sunrise at the lake this morning. The week has been challenging (to say the least) and I was in desperate need of some positive energy.
Mother nature never disappoints in that respect, so having fed all the kitties, I grabbed a coffee and the camera and headed off to Lake Parker.
I don’t know why I say “sunrise” because truth is, it is civil twilight that always holds the appeal for me. So, that is actually what I was chasing.
The powers that be had opened back up the boat ramp and the little pier, so thousands of us gathered, hugged, kissed, licked each other’s fingers etc. OK, OK, that was a slight fabrication. I just wanted to get the authorities worrying in case they ever stop and read this thing.
As I got there, there were a couple of guys in the process of launching their boat and heading out early, so they feature in a couple of the shots I ended up with. At the end of this blog is a selection that I hope brings some colors your way today. I hope you enjoy.
But first let me show you three pics that were taken within quick succession that I want to talk about. I was tracking a bird and trying to get him in frame with the boat, and they were all taken within a second or two of each other.
I have labeled them image 1, 2, and 3.
There is nothing special about the pics, other than when I looked at them on my PC when I got back, I noticed that in image 1 a strange object begins to appear in the bottom right side, is fully present in image 2 and then totally gone in image 3.
Now, I am not an alarmist, but unless someone can come up with a more credible explanation, my camera appears to have caught a UFO that is reflected in the water but not evident in the sky.
I have studied it and am at a complete loss to explain it as basic geometry indicates that it should be in the sky to the right of the two smaller clouds centered above the horizon.
So, why isn’t it there and more importantly, what is it, and then where did it go? For me at least, these are all puzzling questions. I can’t offer a definitive answer other than I can tell you there was nothing directly in front of my lens and the images are not doctored in any way. The rest is up to you.
Unidentified doesn’t necessarily mean aliens, of course. And if they were aliens, I am glad I didn’t get beamed up for a little anal probing. I still have a day’s work ahead of me.
But the thought that occurred to me (hence the blog) was that while I am genuinely not an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist, it seems perfectly logical to me that there are highly likely to be other forms of life out there. Not just in different universes, but even in different dimensions.
This self-glorifying concept that we are the most intelligent forms of beings and that we were lovingly created to be so, is frankly absurd.
In fact I am even reluctant to use the word intelligence at all when it comes to the human race. As a good friend says, so many of us are “dumber than a box of rocks”. So even within our own humiverse, intelligence is clearly questionable. (there you go, I’ve invented another word … look at me, I am so intelligent).
But we like to think of ourselves as so, because it allows the idiots among us to claim some advantage over “lesser” beings. My advice is whenever you encounter someone who has to let you know how intelligent they are, leave the room because you are experiencing the mental equivalent of braggers that inevitable reach for their zippers.
Intelligence, power, wealth, strength, etc. They all belong in the braggart’s world.
Caring, loving, helping, giving, etc. These belong in the real world. These are the qualities that really define us as humans.
Be as dumb as a box of rocks, but if you care, love, give, and help others, then these aren’t rocks … they are nuggets of pure gold.
I am reminded of the line from Galaxy Song in the movie, The Meaning of Life that reminds us that we should actually “pray that there is intelligent life somewhere up in space, because there is buggerall down here on earth!”
Here is the song, in case you’ve never seen that movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk
Have a wonderful weekend and beware of aliens … apparently they are probing around Tampa Bay at the moment!