I was given strict instructions not to post anything on Facebook about a birth until the mother and father did so. I was given these strict instructions twice. I was not planning to post anything about the birth, but the person giving me the strict instructions falsely assumed that I was planning to do so. Since I was told not to post anything about the birth, I am posting about the birth. So there! I won’t use any names.
A girl went from Spirit to flesh on Saturday September 24 at 9:50 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz.
What adventures await her? What will her life be like in twenty, forty, fifty years? I can’t imagine what the technology will be like, but human nature will be the same. Human nature hasn’t changed no matter what technological advances were made.
“And so little girl who was born yesterday, welcome to Earth. I hope you enjoy your stay here. I will do my best to keep the planet clean for you, but I can’t speak for my fellow human beings. You’ll soon discover that there are some humans who don’t care about the environment. But don’t worry about that now. Have fun. Try to keep your child-like energy, spontaneity, joy and laughter no matter how old you get. And thank you for reminding me, for the second time this week, that life joyfully goes on. Cheers!”
Anywhere from 225 to 250 million years is how long it takes the Sun, and Solar System, to orbit the Milky Way’s center. I knew that Earth orbited the Sun, and it takes 365.25 days to do so. But I never knew that the Sun orbits the center of our galaxy. The time it takes is known as a galactic or cosmic year. Wow!
Here I sit writing this blog. I don’t feel the Earth spinning and orbiting the Sun. I also don’t feel the Sun, and Solar System, orbiting the galaxy. And I certainly don’t feel our galaxy, the Milky Way, moving towards the Andromeda Galaxy as mentioned in an earlier blog.
Speeds? The Earth is spinning at about 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour), and orbiting the Sun at 67,000 miles per hour (110,000 kilometers per hour). The Sun and our Solar System are orbiting the galaxy at 514,000 miles per hour (828,000 km/h). The Milky way is moving towards the Andromeda Galaxy at 250,000 miles per hour (402,336 km/h).
Once again, I am awestruck when I try to comprehend all this movement and the distances traveled. Wow!