Before I went to bed, I started a post about living in Europe, then woke up in the morning and started writing this in my head, so grabbed the laptop and…
I am a citizen of Planet Earth. I haven’t yet visited any other planets, and if The Doctor arrived in his blue telephone box and invited me to travel with him I would probably say yes. Although I crave a stable home – something that has eluded me thus far in this lifetime – I also thrive on adventure, and thirst to explore, so give me a house fronted by the sea and backed by the forest, and a time-traveling machine that also does the Universe, and I’ll proudly wear a badge for Planet Earth. What a magnificent and hospitable planet we have! Though it’s not without its grumblings.
What does it mean to be a Citizen of Planet Earth? Rather than say a citizen of some other planet that may not provide us with such a perfect atmosphere for our needs? We must take care of it! There isn’t another one like it, at least not that we know of, and yet I’m reminded of a poem I wrote while living in Barcelona, and listening to jazz musician John Chin dance his fingers across the ivories. Slip Through to the Next dimension speaks of a second Mother Earth, light years away, and one we can get to by simply focusing our minds. Click here to read Slip Through to the Next Dimension.
I improvised the poem at The March Hare Crossover gig last weekend At The Coach House with Clive Crask on percussion and Z*qhygoem on guitar. This is experimental free improvisation, recorded through a free-standing single microphone. Click to listen.
…there is a Doctor Who episode when Billie Piper was his companion, that takes them to a second earth in a parallel universe.
Since writing this post Mother has reminded me that we lived in Elderbank, Nova Scotia when I was 16. I liked living there. A girl down the road taught me how to play cribbage, and we used to play for hours! I also really enjoyed burning off the fields in the autumn so the grass would grow green in the spring. At school, I was nominated for queen! But my favorite things were playing a witch in the Halloween parade, and English Lit and Modern Media, and Physics classes. I also liked Barry Flemming who took me to the grad dance. Blush.
- WWF – Earth Hour 2012 – Dare the World to Save the Planet (nutrispire.wordpress.com)
- ‘Billions’ of super-earth planets – ‘Tens of billions’ of planets in habitable zones (hazima.wordpress.com)
- We’re Not Alone: Astronomers Estimate There Are 10 Billion Planets Like Earth (bigthink.com)
- Is the Sun Triggering many Earth Changes? (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- We’re Not Alone: Astronomers Estimate There Are 10 Billion Planets Like Earth | Think Tank | Big Think (favoritetopics.wordpress.com)
Your blog is interesting … as I suspect are you! 🙂 I’m far to timid to sign up for time travel in a blue telephone box but I wish you well! 🙂
Ah, it would be fun! 🙂
Of course if your name was JLS you wouldn’t need a tardis, you could be all places all the time.
Looked the post and the poem.
I’m amazed at how quickly we are finding other planets.
I would totally hop in the TARDIS!
So would I! 🙂
Would love to time and interplanetary travel. From the early days of Asimov and his Foundation Trilogy, I’ve traveled in my mind and dreams. I love planet earth, but I’d hop on board the next starship at the drop of a hat, if such were taking on passengers.
I think we’d have a full Tardis – even though it’s bigger inside than out – I wonder if it expands to fit? 🙂