The purpose of my blog is to share with you what goes on in my life as a writer. My mind chases all sorts of ideas here there and everywhere. This week I thought about immortality. Seriously.
Jellyfish are not only the best hitchhikers in the world, they are also immortal. Kinda creepy. Makes me want to write Science Fiction. I quote Nathaniel Rich, New York Times:
“It [the jelly fish] appeared to age in reverse, growing younger and younger until it reached its earliest stage of development, at which point it began its life cycle anew…”
On it’s silent invasion:
“…the immortal jellyfish has rapidly spread throughout the world’s oceans in what Maria Pia Miglietta, a biology professor at Notre Dame, calls “a silent invasion.” The jellyfish has been “hitchhiking” on cargo ships…able to survive, and proliferate, in every ocean in the world. It is possible to imagine a distant future in which most other species of life are extinct but the ocean will consist overwhelmingly of immortal jellyfish, a great gelatin consciousness everlasting.”
Feel like a swim?
The way I see immortality:
3 good things:
- I’d finally learn how to parallel park.
- ditto French
- More time to love
3 bad things:
- I’d get really really really bored with the rambling in my head
- I’d lose the excuse of not having enough time to …
How about you? What are your thoughts on immortality and gelatinous consciousness?
If I was immortal, I know I’d be spending my time, as I am now, writing.
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy and passion.”
Have a great week.