Did you ever wonder what is happening right now; right at this very instant? Well I have but I wonder about a lot of things and sometimes I just wander off (grin). I am going to tell you that you will never no at the time what is going on at that time. Did that make sense? Sights and sounds take time to get to you and even your nerves take time to transfer a signal to your brain and in my case, my brain runs a little slower now than it used to. Maybe I can give a couple of examples. Let's start with sound. We all know that sound waves travel a lot slower than light so when we see a flash of lightening we count the seconds between the flash and the sound of the thunder that the flash made. That tells us approximately how far away the lightening strike was. Since that information doesn't have to be exact I just count off to myself "one-thousand one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three, one-thousand four, etc, etc. I divide the number that I get to when I hear the thunder by 5 and that gives me a rough estimate of how far away in miles the lightening strike was and comparing more strikes I can then figure out if the storm is coming closer or going away.
When we look up at the night sky, we see sights that used to be. Astronomers have seen things that are millions and maybe even a billion light years away. Talk about ancient history!! That is the one extreme, the other is the closer stuff. Since light travels pretty dang fast, the delay in what is happening a few feet from us until we realize what is going on a few feet from us is very short. Except for some people, they can't seem to see what is going on right before their eyes. Since it takes time to know what is going on right now, maybe I should hurry up and finish this blog post; I may already be dead. . . .(pause). . . No, I would have known by now. You all have a great day even if it is a little behind, you hear?