(Battlestar Gallactica Spoiler up ahead. It is 12:13 AM EST 14 June)
Unlike how I feel after I watch an episode of Lost, Battlestar Gallactica always leaves me with some type of closure. And while I wish every episode was more than an hour long (I have finally decided that an hours time is simply not enough to even skim the surface of the meanings and lessons each episode offers), each Friday night, a bulb lights up in my miniscule brain, and an 'aha!' moment soon comes shortly after.
Gallactica finally finds its way to Earth. There is a ravelry of cheering and celebration on the ship. Humans and cylons shake hands in spirit of peace. And they live happily ever after. Or so we think.
Frak, Earth is a mess. It is desolate, destroyed, and any inkling of civilization or even, the remote possibility of survivorship on the planet is dim, and the credits start to roll.
We have to wait for next season (and in this case - the Fall) to find out what comes next.
But what is next for us, on this Earth? Today as our televisions mourned Tim Russert (whom I liked as a commentator and journalist), Iowa is under water. Japan is the most recent affected by Earthquake - and here you might have thought that San Franciscans (former, I know) like myself only had the pleasure of dealing with them. Last week I found myself in a middle of a hideous lightning storm, stuck in my van in gridlock with 2 of my children, and praying for us to be spared..though what I endured was a smidgen of what those Boy Scouts found themselves in. Gas is over $4 a gallon, and a movie about mass suicide begins to show in theaters.
What's going on these days?
Or more importantly, are we ready as individuals to face these challenges?
Hubby and I sat in front of the computer today - together, with me on his lap - and read through the news; we were silent. Mother Earth is angry at the moment, as we humans collide and war, take life for granted, and waste. We are in our bubble, we think all this around us is never ending...the water, the trees, the food, the daily opportunities to show love and appreciation. But we only have one Earth, and one Life.
Let's not waste another minute.
(comments are off, because I write this for myself as an affirmation to live authentically)