I’ve been so busy writing other things (a memoir about growing up a Yankee Jewish Baha’i, an ethnography of Santa Cruz bellydance, a blog post for Dance Advantage on dance ethnographies, an interview with Crystal Silmi) that I have had no time for my blog! Sorry about that…I’ll try to do better.
In the meantime, I ran across these words of wisdom from one of my favorite scifi shows, Babylon 5. Aside from its great writing and compelling drama, I found some of its philosophy inspiring. Here’s one such example:
Season Two: Episode 4 “A Distant Star” aired 11/23/94
Minbari Ambassador Delenn (played by Mira Furlan) speaks to Babylon 5 Captain John Sheridan (played by Bruce Boxleitner) about change:
The universe puts us in places where we can learn
They are never easy places
But they are right
Wherever we are is it the right place, and the right time
Pain sometimes comes
Its part of the process of
Constantly being born
We are both I suppose going thru transitions
The universe knows what its doing
I will tell you a great secret Captain, perhaps the greatest of all time:
The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station
And the nebula outside that burn inside the stars themselves
We are star stuff
We are the universe made manifest
Trying to figure itself out.
As we have both learned,
sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective.