Isn’t it interesting how this light phenom has evolved over the years? Man observes and subsequently ”discovers” some of the effects from the varied forms that natural fire manifests ”lightning”, ....
Isn't it interesting how this light phenom has evolved over the years? Man observes and subsequently "discovers" some of the effects from the varied forms that natural fire manifests "lightning", learns how to manufacture a reasonable facsimile "electricity", bottle it "regulation", attach the obligatory meter "the power of the power company to rent power to the people, brother!", then promptly sets about building out requisite infrastructure of an appropriate institution which he then sets him self in charge of - man introduces people to 'da man, so as to commercialize the selling of it to the people as a commodity essential to their continued existence; "light".
We each have our own brand of flaws and foibles. Seemingly to spite his, George Carlin had a knack for voicing his own experience with profoundly relevant observations. In one of his last performances, while fading into and out of the character of that uniquely disturbed person George also had a knack for manifesting when describing to people some of the choicer kinds of situations that made him a happy guy, George speculated how much fun it would be if the world were to lose one, just one single but very specific invention man had achieved over his years on this planet; "light".
Among the images this is can easily give rise to for anyone, even those of fairly bland imagination, this puts me to mind of wondering about the earliest generations of man our history is said to have recorded; people who in their own ways peculiar and not had come over their years to express their sense of gratitude and or "worship" for that big, mysterious but naturally radiant sphere that regularly traveled through their field of view; light, of the sun of God, or, god, if you prefer.
"things that go bump in the night". Even by way of imagination, it is not easy for me to accurately estimate a time when one of the main concerns for most people in this world to have was the daily necessity to fear for their life during that bewitching period that occurred, like clock work, when the light from the sun could not be seen or felt for a while; darkness.
George had a pretty vivid imagination. One of the remaining images I have of it was his performance of material speculating just what it might begin to look like around here - earth, in a hurry, if/when our rented lights go out; darkness divided over time equally with light.
He had a way for voicing imagination of those kinds of things - unnatural darkness incarnate, if you will, that excel in using the cover of natural darkness as their bailiwick, their game room, their field of expertise, the after hours club extraordinaire that thrives in the absence of nature's most natural gifts; light.