Sunday, April 20, 2008

23 degrees

23 degrees thats the number of degrees the earth tilts in order to change New York from Winter to Summer and back again (I'm not sure if thats just at the poles or equal everywhere - my geometry is a little rusty but you get the point).

So I'm out taking Lou Lou for a walk today, the sun is shining, the grass is green (and growing rampantly - the baseball diamond across the road is being mowed every week now), the flowers are blooming and it's hard to realise that less than two months ago if you were outside without a jacket you would be freezing.

It makes you realise how big a fluke it is that earth is as inhabitable as it is. And should something happen, meteor, earthquake, tidal wave or otherwise that it would be easy for things to be very very different.

If you've never seen the documentary "Guns, germs and steel" you should - really compelling insight as to why somethings are the way they are.

Also makes me wonder why we are wasting billions of dollars in petty squabbles when we should be racing for other inhabitable worlds.....but thats a post for another time.

Just wanted to say spring time in New York how sweet it is.


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