When I think about it, I’m amazed at how many modes of transport exist. Contrary to the fantasies popular in the middle of the past century, we’re not all traveling in levitating cars and being atomized and reassembled on opposite sides of the world. But it’s still fiction-worthy stuff that emerges when I realize we’re within reach of fully self-driven cars and can already travel at light speed, drive under the sea, and fly to the moon and, yes—more importantly—back again.
Fiction, however, has always outstripped real-world progress, as well it should. If we don’t imagine it first, how can we build it? If we didn’t travel thus in dreams, what chance would there be of our ever doing so in life?
I have invented an item or two in my time, but my ingenious machinations have never yet been realized in concrete form, at least those unrelated to my art. Still, I hold dear the idea that ideation is the necessary precedent of exciting discoveries and meaningful inventions. As silly as they may seem, then, I’m unlikely to quit developing my odd creations of the imaginary sort.
I’m chuckling because I have a car photo to post next!
I can’t wait to have a good enough connection to reconnect with my favorite blogs!!! Just another week or so. Meanwhile…
You might say we’re “traveling” passively at the speed of light when we see a distant galaxy as it was billions of years ago because the light has taken that long to reach us. Actual travel at a speed anywhere close to that of light, however, eludes us.
Ha! Silly me, of course I was thinking of the breaking of the *sound* barrier. DOH! This business of posting while on vacation is clearly dulling my already fuzzy brain. Well, here’s to getting things better edited when I’m back in the saddle. Thanks for the heads-up! Cheers, Kathryn
Errare humanun (and huwomanum) est. Two days ago I was away from home and tried to reply to a comment using my iPhone; somehow my reply went out as a new post.
😉 😀 Good to know I’m in such highfalutin company.
Yes, we high-minded folks should do our faluting together.
No matter that I’m far from high-minded; there are doubtless many who think I’m high, at least, because of the way my mind works. Or doesn’t. 😉