Today I am with some imagination that many may consider nonsense. They are right or not, the fact is that I feel a great pleasure, just imagine myself in a little house in the heart of this green comet that you are seeing.
Tonight it will be more visible and yet millions of people, depending on weather conditions and location, may admire it. Only a few people, however, would like to be there with me.
Everything in green comet is beautiful, except the name that is weird because of the numbers, capitals, and bar: C / 2014 Q2 Lovejoy. A sin, gentlemen scientists, baptize the most fascinating celestial body with an ugly and difficult to remember name! But we call it simply Green Comet Lovejoy, Lovejoy Comet or New Year Comet.
The word comet derives from the Old English cometa from the Latin comēta or comētēs. That, in turn, is a latinisation of the Greek κομήτης (“wearing long hair”), and the Oxford English Dictionary notes that the term (ἀστὴρ) κομήτης already meant “long-haired star, comet” in Greek. Κομήτης was derived from κομᾶν (“to wear the hair long”), which was itself derived from κόμη (“the hair of the head”) and was used to mean “the tail of a comet”
The comet I have chosen is one of the brightest and rare space phenomena visible to the human eye. According to scientists, it has gone through our solar system at a time when neither you, nor I none of us existed: 11,500 years ago!
No matter the past, the present matter. The comet will be very close to us. Far only 70.2 million kilometers! That is close, considering the heavenly dimensions. Then it disappears and will only return in about 8000 years.
It is a pity that our life in this world is so brief, much less that of a turtle; much less than that of most trees. Poor humans, now that is what we are, even if we are rich. Well, I will not have another chance to see it, but I will be in it. Fantasy? No, reality. Here´s how.
I think, therefore I am, said the philosopher René Descartes. The thought was the greatest gift that God has given us. Through it, we can be anywhere. Despite this, we are trapped in a hard skull full of brain matter, from birth until death.
I can assure you that it is not so. Feel that you are in your abdomen and there you are. But I’ll feel like I’m in the green comet Lovejoy, on a little house made of wood logs and I’ll be there.
I will travel literally over 100,000 kilometers per hour, together with the comet. I will be carefree with robberies, terrorism, accounts payable in the month-end and many other ills of this world.
However, I will not be all the time, leaning out the window enjoying the worlds that God has created. From time to time, I will jump to some planets, many with two suns and then I will return to my “star with hair.” If I am lucky during these jumps to other worlds, I will find some aliens, just like me.
A long vacation trip that will last 8,000 years. Then the Green Comet Lovejoy, where I built my house, return to planet Earth.
I know many friends will be sad to just being able to see me again in about 8,000 years. However, this time will pass quickly, fly like the thought. We will be together again soon. Time is an illusion.
Until a few second light.