. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937 worked in cemetery. + left the graves looking so much better, wish some one cared besides Charlie +me. Sunburned. got berries at Leitas…. . . . . . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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wow, simply wow!
“p.s. Don’t forget that everyone is required to memorize the enclosed Gettysburg Address for Christmas.” (!)
I googled Lewis Thomas, who I wasn’t familiar with: “Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.”
“Perhaps the safest thing to do at the outset, if technology permits, is to send music. This language may be the best we have for explaining what we are like to others in space, with least ambiguity. I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging of course, but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning of such an acquaintance. We can tell the harder truths later.”
Isn’t my dad funny? (I do have the Gettysburg address memorized to this day) And the nytimes had a nice obituary of Lewis Thomas. It was said of him that he could write “as naturally as birds build a nest.”
I do love the idea of Bach streaming out in outer space. It is a bold move. Humans, in general are pretty funny, except during war.