Saturday, February 16, 2013


An elegant pyramid covers the (supposed) spot--right behind the door  Laurie has hold of. 

Directly behind the pyramid is a huge man made hill and chapel.
It's beautiful inside!
Her heart soars---she declares this a house of love and suddenly sings her newest song.
From the church---looking down on Felicity.  See those walls? Stretching left and right----radiating from that circle? They contain a wonderful and awesome message.
Nothing less than an attempt to summarize the entire history of humanity---beginning with the big bang----
to the formation of planets in our solar system---
To a time-table for the rise of life
and the evolution of humankind
A tremendous intellectual effort that Jacque-Andre Istel has undertaken ----sifting out a comprehensive summary --OF ALL HISTORY---selecting appropriate pictures THEN hiring engraver/artists to infuse the story on these super expensive granite plates. Here's  the current engraver/artist at work.  Words are relatively easy--- pictures must be done free hand.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES:  I'm humbled by the size and audacity of Jacque's ambitious gift to humanity.  Only the Crazy Horse statue in South Dakota rivals this project. Perhaps all of us should "aim long" ---think of something we can give the world----THAT WILL KEEP US BUSY FOR A LIFETIME.  Surely giving is the finest way to generate meaning.


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

Cool stuff as always.
I was wondering what happened to you after the dental visit to Mexico. Thought you might have decided to seek asylum there :)

How did that go by the way? Did you get the implants? Do they feel natural?


martin said...

Interesting post, Amazing place. It warms the heart to see somebody taking so much trouble to give truth and beauty to fellow humans.

Anonymous said...

Our "meaning" is increasingly tied up with our place in the Universe. This guy is summarizing our history in a universal sense, in case anybody is interested.
The planetary society has two small interstellar space crafts on its shelf, just waiting for a ride to the solar system and beyond.
Cost: $250,00 each...they are the size of a loaf of bread.
Once they cleverly reach Jupiter, they can go virtually forever on solar sails powered by gravity lensing galaxies.
This makes us explorers, finding our place in the Universe, and giving us as much mature "meaning" as we're likely to find for a while.

RV AJ said...

Very Neat. I am always suprised by what comes from peoples motivations.