Crossed wires.

Sometimes, I am totally shocked and amazed that certain things work as well as they do.

There are sophisticated devices all around us…. which are quite remarkable in their own right.  Look around the room.  I think the TV remote is a pretty snappy gadget.  In fact, when it goes missing, most of us get an immediate case of the jim-jams.  Heaven forbid, we would have to figure out how to change the channel on that “picture-box-contraption” without the wizard-wand of the remote control.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m a total geek.  I say this with respect and in all seriousness.  I’m in awe of the people who have the brain power to create such contraptions!

We are dependent on many such devices.  When they are working as planned, they go largely unappreciated.  However, when a battery dies, or the darn thing goes all whopper-jawed… well WHAT an imposition that IS.  How dare it run out of juice… just when Dancing with the Stars is about to start.

Nevertheless… is in my humble opinion, that we should be more careful with technology.  You know… where, when and how we build things such as nuclear power plants.  This doesn’t seem to be working out too well in Japan.  And now we have gaboodles of radioactive particles seeping into the Pacific Ocean.  It just so happens that you and I are directly connected to the Pacific Ocean.  And so it goes.

Just take a look at that wiring in the photo, for example.  A bit bemusing, isn’t it.  I am often astonished that things don’t go terribly wrong more often.  It is the Chicken Little in me.  There is A LOT of Chicken Little in me….

Which leads me into my next thought… today while walking the dogs at the Battery, something hit me on the head.  Honestly, I have no idea what it was.  Nothing dropped on the ground around me…. it wasn’t pigeon poop (I checked)  …. I didn’t see anything coming… just BONK.  A hit on the top-right side of my head.  I guess it could have been a careless bird… but I think I would have heard it.  A mystery.

Back to the Chicken Little in me… maybe the sky IS falling.  I mean, the ocean is glowing…..

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