In the fall of 1977 the US Government sent two ships – Voyagers One and Two – into space, where they are eventually destined to reach the edge of our galaxy. In the hope that someone, somewhere would intercept these craft a variety of messages were placed on board that would be capable of communicating the existence of an intelligent creature, living on a planet called earth. Among these was included a short prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach, as performed by Glenn Gould. Voyagers One and Two left our solar system, respectively, in 1987 and 1989.
Glenn Gould’s short life has me pondering how everything we are and do is a matter of voyaging, and how none of it really has anything to do with arriving. We are Progressing in our politics and our lives. Where to?
That is not the point.
Consider this an open thread.