3rd Rock from the Sun

I watched an interesting 30 for 30 documentary the other day about Maurice Clarett and Ohio State University. It’s a story about fame, failure and learning to live again. There is a point in the film where Coach Jim Tressel, speaking of Clarett’s removal from the football team, says; “The train keeps moving even  after you’re asked to get off.” I was talking with a friend about the documentary and the reality of this statement. “Life doesn’t stop,” I said, “It’s relentless.”

No matter what happens that devastates us, shatters our dreams, rocks our world, changes our understanding of what it means to exist, life just keeps going. Our culture tries to convince us the universe revolves around small lumps of clay, on a third-rate rock, in an infinitesimal part of an infinite galaxy, however, at some point and time we realize that idea is fantasy. If our last breath comes today the world will not stop spinning, the sun will not be snuffed out, the planets will not spin out of control and for all intents and purposes 7 + billion people won’t even notice.

For some this truth is deflating but for others our brief existence and lack of power compels them to search out a reason for living that is greater than simply being alive.




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thewannabesaint.com is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging, brian@thewannabesaint.com, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on November 12, 2014, in Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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