The date was April 16th of 1963, and Martin Luther King, Jr. sent out his now-famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Life is a kinetic experience. We act and the universe responds, letting us know we are alive
Perhaps we haven’t been contacted because “intelligent life-forms” tend to wipe themselves out before they have a chance to do anything significant, like contact other intelligent life.
Either the new-norm was losing its allure, or I was suffering from cognitive dysfunction. I wondered if a shallow conversation would be a welcome relief.