It's Friday and I've got way too many ideas swirling in my brain from all the reading I've been doing. There was Paul Collier's Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World, Robert Morris' FATCA and the New Birth of American Empire, and Uncertain Demographics and Fiscal Sustainability (J. Alho, Editor).
I need time to process and the best way to do that is to do my duty at church this morning and then come back home for some heavy lifting in the garden.
But I did want to share this with you. It was sent to me by my father in Seattle who said that he wasn't sure who created it but he thought it might have been a high school student. No matter, it's very well done. It reminded me that all the books and all the ideas I've gone over this week will not only be irrelevant in 50 years (if not 5) but will certainly be utterly forgotten in 500. What we live right now, and our preoccupations which take up so much of our time and we think are so important, are really just blinks in time. This is not a call to cast away all our efforts, but a reminder that one day we will be long gone and none of what we are doing, thinking, writing today will matter one whit. I find that rather soothing. Sure takes the pressure off, doesn't it? Enjoy the film and your Friday.