Time after time

Time is running out dear friends. A week and a half & then I will be in exams. I have 5 in total, so there is a fair bit of preparation to do.
To compound my inability to post stuff for you, I have lent my camera to a guy from college for the weekend. He is off shooting a wedding down south. No camera, no time and no energy.
Even now, I had planned to write a big post, but ended up chatting to a mate. Maybe I will just leave you with a poem. A happy little ditty from C.S. Lewis called “Evolution”
Lead us, Evolution, lead us
up the futures endless stair;
chop us, change us, prod us, weed us.
For stagnation is despair.
Groping, guessing, yet progressing.
Lead us nobody knows where.
Wrong or justice, joy or sorrow
In the present what are they
While there’s always jam-tomorrow
while we tread the onward way?
Never knowing where we’re going
we can never go astray.
To whatever variation
our posterity may turn
Hair, squashy, or crustacean
Bulbous eyed or square of stern
tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless
towards that unknown god we yearn
Ask not if it’s god or devil
Bretheren, lest your words imply
static norms of good and evil
(as in plato) throned on high
such scholastic, inelastic
Abstract yardsticks we deny
Far too long have sages vainly
glossed great nature’s simple text;
He who runs can read it plainly
“Goodnes=what comes next”
By evolving life is solving
all the questions we perplexed
Oh then! Value means survival-
value. If our progeny
spreads and spawns and licks each rival
That will prove its deity
(Far from pleasant, by our present
standards, though it may well be.)


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