Tuesday, May 8, 2012


One year I signed up for Netflix and on my streaming recommendations was this little series called "COSMOS", masterminded by the brilliant astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist (star makeup, not face :) MR. CARL SAGAN. 

The setting was late 1970's era giddy sets and costume, but the knowledge was as spell binding as his delivery.  Mr. Sagan was intent on looking into your soul and helping share his knowledge of star stuff in the way he already knew your brain could handle it. The result a masterpiece of scientific communication shown on PBS and now available to me through the magic of the interwebs. 

Carl knew ways to ask the big questions, scare your pants off about how large the universe is and then demonstrate how magical life is with displays of scientific instruction like your favorite neighborhood science teacher.  The top example being the Apple Pie Segment

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."

After the riveting thirteen episodes of COSMOS, I found myself looking for more displays of Saganisms. I became a net stalker, searching for more and unearthed that he also was the M.C. for the ahead of its time book-made-into-movie "CONTACT". Foot note: this movie beautiful and intense in its own right, was also the launching pad for: the beautiful and intense, can't spell his name but don't send him packing with that six pack, Matthew McConaughey.  

Now that you have an idea of the genius and lovable brilliance that comprises Mr. Carl Sagan, I would like to inject the folllowing food for thought:

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ― Carl Sagan

  • What has bamboozled you that you have long forgotten the truth?
  • What story line have you continued to write even though the bamboozled pen ran dry long ago.... 
  • What can you awaken, refresh, energize from deep within your truest self???? 
  • Forget those playground bullies, latchkey days, daytime soaps, fights with the noisy neighbors, self inflicted wounds...dive in and resurface your non-bamboozled soul. 

We have had some recent rains and storms and illuminating moons here in ATX. I am feeling washed anew and springy.
I also have a deeper understanding of the PALE BLUE DOT that we ride and call home thanks to Sir Sagan.  

If you are short on time, check out THIS LINK... sit down and strap on a belt... 

Big Sagan Love

For more on Sagan try the embedded links. 
***be warned, you may be on your way to a journey deep without and deep within.