Today I want to write about alliances. Of course we want our ally to be powerful. But sometimes we can’t really choose our ally or our enemy.

Today I want to write about one thing we can be sure of: the planet is our ally. Of course, it could help if the Milky Way also was and we are waiting for the sign and looking for clues.

Today I can testify that our planet is our ally. But how can the Milky Way manifest herself and show Terrans some sign of election (not necessarily mystical although it could also help us).

Today I could talk about Diablo 3 (the only game I play on a computer) and how my monk is blasting through the country like a knife on Torment 6 difficulty. One day the Earth will be a ballad or a stroll in the park for everybody.

The next challenge then is waiting for the sign of the Milky Way since we’re sure the planet is on our side. And then maybe we could also envision exploring the space beyond the Milky Way.

Please don’t start to have a vertigo: there are some key information we need to make the Earth a perfect place.

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What If We Were Prisoners Of The Solar System?

You wake the morning in a reporter’s clothes and you can command the sun. Now that’s what I call supernature. I hope people will never forget that the planet is alive. Even the trees that allow me to play the guitar are alive. Of course, they have their own language.

Being a prisoner of the sun could give you a metaphysical vertigo. But let’s be honest: being a prisoner of the dirty old part of the city is also a strange experience. What’s going on in here?

There ain’t no use in trying. I don’t know who came up with that idea but “man that tries does not fail”.

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What If We Were Prisoners Of The Milky Way?

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains the Solar System. The name describes the galaxy’s appearance from Earth: a hazy band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea.

The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter between 150,000 and 200,000 light-years (ly). It is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars and more than 100 billion planets. The oldest stars in the Milky Way are nearly as old as the Universe itself and thus probably formed shortly after the Dark Ages of the Big Bang.

We are waiting for the sign that the Milky Way chose the Earth to represent herself in the galactic and universal concert. Lately Terrans discovered the code and I wonder who else can make that claim?

As you can see the numbers are really big and maybe only the United Nations can really grasp what’s at stake. So I came up with a nice reason to live one more tomorrow.

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What If You Could Come Back Before The Big Bang?

Now we know a lot more about the Big Bang: someone was toying with a wonderful class, someone was periodically shooting people for fun and suddenly someone came and said: “we all have that kind of dream to live in a stupid jungle where if you close an eye you’re dead”.

There must be a way to leverage competition without a pure massacre. Yes the Big Bang was a pure massacre: absolutely no heart and families were torn apart.

Everybody wonders where you got the cold cold heart of the Big Bang. Now the universe is expanding as if my record collection grew bigger and bigger. The point is that if we can come back before the Big Bang, we will discover the wonderful world we used to live in.

Now the memory of the Big Bang is tearing us apart. It’s as if the universe was a big hospital where we were carefully observed by some people.

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Will The Earth Ask More Than Respect?

As a conclusion, there is one thing we can be sure of: the Earth is alive and she is our ally. Of course, some people will say that there are super Earths that are more hospitable. But the fundamental measure of all things is the Earth, the Solar System and the Milky Way.

So to all of you who are a victim of complacence, I have news for you: if you think that the one who set us free is our enemy, remember that only criminals ought to be in prison. Are we that degenerate to the point that 7 million years later we’re still stuck on Earth? And how do you measure success exactly?

Time is not our ally; time is our judge. Those were the words of the great Amin Maalouf who allows me to have a coherent identity. I’m proud to announce today that the Earth is our ally and our judge. And the Earth decided to set us free and help us travel the Milky Way.

Except if a reporter can control the sun in South America, our planet and our sun will die in 5 billion years. And the real challenge is easy to see: survive until we can understand the Big Bang completely.

Nicolas Sursock

Written by Nicolas Sursock

Nicolas is a musician. His work now focuses on digesting 10000 songs of jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk and electronic. He plays the guitar if he's not blogging.