The sun is 92,900,000 miles away, and light from the sun
takes 499 seconds, or slightly more than 8 minutes, to reach
us In that time the 6.66 sextillion tons of the
wobbling Earth-Moon pair careen 9,230 miles along their joint
orbit around the sun, an arc of more than one Earth-length
(7,926 miles) without that beam of light!
If things outside our bodies prove weirder than they seem,
imagine things inside our squishy flesh.
Most individuals' early formations of mind were crystallized
from shocks and events having to do with the height, breadth,
and stature of our parents, teachers and caregivers. Sprung
from genetic origins, we're lifted and ennobled by strivings
for understanding, and whacked by accident!
Later everybody's out to hook up with someone, marry Mr.
Right, or get ahead of other bobbing corks on the waters of
the economy. You do get the idea we're in a shipwreck, don't