September 13, 2010

City of the Future

Posted in environment, Random, thought tagged , , , , at 12:37 am by silivalilife

What comes to your imagination first when asked about the future? In the best scenario that is, without world wars, global warming, ice ages, etc. I am  not sure, there is no much place left in my imagination, because I have been imposed a very generalized image by the people, whether it is an artist, writer, director, or a scientist. A Megapolis that covers whole planet. It is assumed that in best scenario there are going to be a lot of us on a very little space. Oh well, nothing much we can do there.  Ok, I wanted some of those images, from Google.

treehugger.com has a lot of images:

this is how we imagined it may look in 1985

There are more gloomy images, this one might be not the best of the scenarios:

It is quite realistic though, and not much of a future, cities like this exist already.

 This one is creepy too, imagine living in one of these:

All of the images I found have a lot in common. High buildings, some lawns for green feeling. What I could not find in any of those images were the trees. In the present time cities the trees somehow managed to survive, usually dusty, dwarfed and surrounded, tangled in humiliating Christmas lights, but still giving us some illusion of being close to nature.  But according to common vision there is no place even for those our bright future. 

What happened to those childhood love towards climbing trees, hiding in tree houses, sleeping in the shades of the trees.  It is possible that we are feeling unsuitable for the humans on higher level of evolution still getting messed up with the same things our distant ancestors were used to – living among the trees and even hanging on the trees.

Not sure how everyone else, I would feel much happier to live among trees. So I modified my search to look for “city in a forest”.  And, there are images, this one from http://daughterearth.com/blog/2009/01/city-in-the-trees/ I liked

I hope a time will come when we would at least dream of a city where the trees are dominant.

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August 27, 2010

Ladies in Blue

Posted in portraits, Random, thought tagged , , , , at 12:03 am by silivalilife

They are not wearing blue, but are painted in blue. Some scientists think they are goddesses. I do not see any particular godliness in them. I have to admit they look very important. And they look very healthy. One has to be very healthy to have a waist of that size and hair this thick and long.  

What else can be said, just watching them makes one happy. That also explains the position of science on their godliness. A happy and healthy woman is a goddess. Not to mention that in their society some 3500 years ago the women in these ladies’ society had more freedom than most women in the societies of the 21st century.   

Ladies in blue

May 12, 2010

Dream Number 2

Posted in Random, thought tagged , , at 12:28 am by silivalilife

I named this post dream No 2 as I already have another post about a dream. Feeling extremely real sometimes but easily forgotten, I feel I need to record them, just for myself.
This night before going to sleep I read the Freshly Pressed blogs, some were so good and informative, no wonder I had a dream about them. I was sitting face to face with the authors and telling about each of them, listing what I liked or disliked there, quite a friendly and pleasant encounter. I was dying to ask what they were thinking about my posts, and they all started shaking heads. One said, oh, those random, absurd posts, they are so boring! Well, I guess I need to work harder…

April 23, 2010

Not Fair

Posted in Random, thought tagged , , , at 12:35 am by silivalilife

 The toothache. I get them checked and cleaned twice a year, I clean and floss them. And what? The whitest of them start aching right in the middle of the night and all day long! And the day turns to be quite important one. Not fair.
Could happen to anyone?  I have suspects the writers are often silent of those facts in regard of their heroes. Take D’Artagnan for example. Let’s say you have a schedule – a deed a day. You think you would have time to brush your teeth in between a fight, confrontation with  cardinal, executing a super-lady, saving a queen and befriending a lord? Most likely you would lose the toothbrush in the course of action. 

Each time my dentist finds out there is a cavity he makes a sly face, I can notice that under his mask, and asks, – are you flossing regularly? Frankly, I cannot imagine D”Artagnan flossing every time after having foie gras with D”Anjou wine. The fact that he was having toothache is hushed, a big mistake by the author, his hero would have gained sympathy and popularity and as a result sales would have doubled.  Not bad for two centuries. Maybe it did not happen when he was traveling to London, but during the siege of La Rochelle, for sure. He seemed to be going white frequently then.

And that is not only D”Artagnan, it could have happened to the others too, Porthos, Aramis, Athos.

 Milady, she was already missing a tooth.  BTW, do you smell some sexism here?

April 14, 2010

Taking Sides

Posted in Random, thought tagged , at 12:14 am by silivalilife

I wonder why do we people like so much taking sides. Women versus men, young versus old, pretty versus ugly, Apple versus Adobe, you name it, everything is about mine against yours.
How many times during the visible history someone third have taken advantage of two others taking sides? Way to many.
But we cannot help it, we keep doing that. It must be another very human quality then.