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Daily Prompt – Longing For Gravity

Today’s Daily Prompt asks: You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of the journey, you would never be able to return to Earth. What about our Blue Planet will you miss the most?

Rarely do people enjoy change. Whether we are stuck in a rut or having the best time of our lives, we often would rathe rstick to what we know rather than change – for better or for worse. Our brains are lazy. It loves routine and familiarity. New surroundings, a new job, a new person in our lives, a new house, or anything noble causes a little, if not a lot, of anxiety.

This sense of familiarity is what I would miss if ever I would be jettisoned to Mars and would not be able to come back. I do not know much about Mars. Despite having read a few articles and having watched a few documentaries, I still don’t know what to expect. Although, like some others, I would be excited of the prospect of living in a new planet, I would still be very, very nervous.

If I survive a few years in Mars, there will be no doubt that I will get settled and most likely enjoy my new ‘home’. I will become ‘habituated’ with my new surroundings. Then, and only then, will I no longer miss our lovely Blue Planet.

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Worldly Encounters: John Mayer’s Belief

The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie or song that explains what human beings are all about. What do you pick?

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This:

The lyrics says it all, really:
Is there anyone who ever remembers
Changing their mind
From the paint on a sign?
Is there anyone who really recalls
Ever breaking rank at all
For something someone yelled real loud
One time

Oh, everyone believes
In how they think it ought to be
Oh, everyone believes
And they’re not going easily

Belief is a beautiful armor
But makes for the heaviest sword
Like punching under water
You never can hit who you’re trying for

Some need the exhibition
And some have to know they tried
It’s the chemical weapon
For the war that’s raging on inside

Oh, everyone believes
From emptiness to everything
Oh, everyone believes
And no one’s going quietly

We’re never gonna win the world
We’re never gonna stop the war
We’re never gonna beat this if belief is what we’re fighting for

(Is there anyone who you can remember
Who ever surrendered
With their life on the line?)

We’re never gonna win the world

We’re never gonna stop the war
We’re never gonna beat this if belief is what we’re fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand?
Belief can
Belief can
What puts the folded flag inside his mother’s hand?
Belief can
Belief can

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