posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:27 AM
Beautiful. Somehow it reminds me of Easter...
The Sun dies, stays in a tomb for three days, and rises again.
April 8th is Easter, of course Good Friday would be the day you should make sure you got plenty of firewood, three days worth to make your own
heat...and a lot of it (heat that is). I'd imagine if the Sun went away for a vacation it would get pretty f'in cold. In fact, I think it would be
wise to be in a shelter well insulated underneath sand or something. An ice age and then a period of warming would likely follow.
Ever notice how a candle flickers just before it goes out? Kind of looks like the bottom left of that triangle in the MPG. That burst looked
particularly massive, but what do I know, I'm just a writer. Would need some sort of flint to reignite though, like a gaseous comet colliding with
it, just a large nuclear detonation of some sort. The re-ignition would be particularly hard felt on any planets with a turbulent atmosphere, say an
atmosphere that had all of the liquid in it's air freeze at the molecular level and plummet due to the forces of gravity. Oceans and continents would
likely shatter, split, and make that world very different than it appeared only a millenia previous. Shelter in a sandy environment would be
important as an insulator and because rock would likely be splitting pretty heavily with the temperature fluctuations. This would mean earthquakes for
sure, and tidal waves of ice. New oceans and lakes would be formed where these massive blocks of ice would ultimately bed.
This should go into another topic, but, it somewhat fits here; kind of like forcing the wrong peg, say pentagonal, shape into a triangle shaped
But, what if you actually knew the secret of life? Or I should say, a BIG secret of life? But at the time of knowing it, you knew that the generations
after you, the ones that would need that knowledge, would likely speak an entirely different language, have a completely different philosophical view
on just about everything, and be comprised of technologies even your advanced society may not comprehend? Perhaps they would be more advanced, perhaps
far less. All of these things you know are true and are most assuredly variable. You would do your best to make sure a certain section, or sect of
people, always passed the information; but that too is a variable and would be tough to rely on. Wars over ideology, natural disasters, quite simply,
the normal evolution of an intelligent conscious species, would have a great chance of destroying the passage of that knowledge. How would you even
know that thousands upon thousands of years later people would even hold some fragment of that powerful truth; a truth that that is a very real
threat to their existence, and therefore your own immortality? You wouldn't know, the only hope would be to pass it down as the cornerstone of
philosophy through ages.
You, as in mankind, would have to constantly be sure that through the ages the philosophy and moral of the story molds to the societal and
philosophical mindset, and always endure. Possibly the truth must evolve from stories of the stars, to a personified story involving man, so that the
meaning would survive mankind's developing reason. Many of mankind would have to believe in that truth with such a faith and undying devotion as to
kill through many viscous wars to protect it, with out even knowing why, just on faith. How do you pass and teach that faith? All so that when the
time comes, and the Sun dies, you will know 3 days later it will rise again to save the souls of all mankind, past, present, and future. But if the
truth somehow died, if they didn't prepare for the Son of Ra, or the Sun of God, to be reborn, they may all parish. All of them, past, present, and
future. So they, at least some, must find a way to cling for several millenia to a tradition, a philosophy, of a story that prepares them; even when
they will have no logical proof of what shall come their way?
So I ask again, if you were to try and tell mankind how to prepare of the devastation that is so distant in the future that the shape of these very
characters on your screen, pages, or walls, would be completely unrecognizable and useless? They, our offspring millenia from now, may be using a
technology you could only dream of, or, they may be trying to bash your message with a rock trying to make fire. How do you pass that knowledge on?
That's what our ancestry has done for us. We built man made mountains so that we would know the story. We killed billions of our own over millenia
just on faith to protect it, with out even always knowing it.
Should the sun fold up like a piece of origami, a comet collides with the earth, or we nuke our selves potentially out of existence, the answer to
this question is where your focus should be if you happen to be one of the few left.
I need to write another novel I think, mostly I just research and write boring books about ancient culture.