Saturday, December 30, 2006

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before!

"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her five year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. "

If you are a Star Trek junkie, you would instantly recognize the above five sentences as the words of Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the TV show Star Trek. Here in Canada, the Star Trek shows are known by practically everyone. From what I hear, the show also has a world wide fan base.

Now judging by my introductory paragraph, one would assume that I will be writing about the Star Trek series but I am not. The topic of this blog is rooted into the last statement of the Star Trek opening.

“To boldly go where no man has gone before...”

I came across this photograph in an email that someone sent me the other day. Upon seeing this guy half way up the mountain, I couldn’t help but imagine him slipping off the rock face and doing a backwards 3 ½ inward somersault into the valley below! I failed to notice the beauty of the mountains at first and neither did I see, at first, that this man was a true explorer. Here he was going where no man had probably gone before. Maybe it was my fear of falling that initially took a hold of me.

I have to admit, that though I would tend to stay away from such “high predicaments,” if given the opportunity, I would thoroughly enjoy the exhilarating experience of going where no man has gone before. I could only imagine how that would feel. Though I enjoy teaching, if I was to do life over again, I would have gone into the field of exploration … at sea level, of course.

One day maybe!


abbagirl74 said...

It's a beautiful picture. I hope to do so many new things in the new year. Can't wait.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

It is a beautiful picture. Almost makes you want to climb the mountain.....almost!