Searching For Home

Scientists scan the cosmos, searching for a refuge with specifications like the Earth we’re in the process of destroying.

A pristine planet to overpopulate and pollute? Intolerance, war, another Eden to annihilate?

Will they find us a new home? Will we ever learn?

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Come join the fun at yeah write’s newest challenge, the gargleblaster. Answer the question in exactly 42 words. The inaugural question:Β What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?

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42 Responses to “Searching For Home”

  1. Ruby ManchandaMarch 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Your take is so different and so refreshing

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Aw, thanks!

  2. Jeffrey HollarMarch 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    While the optimist in me would like to hope we will earn wars with the pessimist in me who believes we are doomed to our fate, the realist in me only concedes we WILL keep looking either way.

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      Yes, we will. I always have hope but the human race has really messed things up.

  3. that cynking feelingMarch 31, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    So true, Stacie. What’s to say we would do any better on a new planet?

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

      I hope by the time we actually find one, things will be very different. But if it were anytime soon, I don’t know…

  4. Erica MMarch 31, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Oh my. This is really good and kind of depressing. Go walk your dogs!

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Haha! I don’t know why I went there. It’s not very unicorny.

  5. Sam MerelMarch 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I hope we do learn…

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Me too, Sam.

  6. biz319March 31, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Very well done!

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      Thanks Biz!

  7. MarcyMarch 31, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    What a creative take on the prompt! Space, the final frontier for us to destroy…

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks Marcy!

  8. jannatwritesMarch 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    I’d like to think we’ve learned our lessons… BUT, history on this earth doesn’t support that notion- we probably would ruin the pristine new planet.

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

      Good people are trying. But EVERYONE has to try.

  9. SueMarch 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    Wow! that was serious – nicely said too. I love your bio!

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

      I’m drinking wine now!

  10. Natalie DeYoungMarch 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Stacie, I was watching Cosmos last night, and this post reminds me of it…

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

      I didn’t watch it last night but yay, I love Cosmos!

  11. SuzanneMarch 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    This is so good, Stacie. So much truth in your 42 words, although my inner optimist hopes for a better ending.

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

      I hope for that too Suzanne, I really do!

  12. gennaclaireMarch 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Loved this! It made me stop and ponder more than any other yet.

    • StacieMarch 31, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks for the awesome compliment Genna!

  13. jenbrunettMarch 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    I always wonder that, too! Will we ever learn? Who knows. This was deeeeeeply awesome.

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Thanks Jen. Hopefully the answer is yes!

  14. JackMarch 31, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Nicely done, I don’t think we will destroy the world. Not that anyone asked me, but we will figure something out in spite of reality television and people who think not vaccinating their children is a good thing.

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Of course, I hope you’re right!

  15. LarksApril 1, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    I liked this. “What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?” How much people suck and are busy destroying themselves and each other. Which is depressing. But also pretty amazing because of the epic scale of it all. Very cool piece!

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Thanks Larks!

  16. De Jackson (Whimsy Gizmo)April 1, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    I’m especially struck by:
    “another Eden to annihilate?”

    Well done.

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks De. It was kind of a strong word πŸ˜‰

  17. paulmclemApril 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    The answer is no.

    ps. Nice, thought provoking piece.

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

      Thanks Paul. I hope the answer changes to yes but it seems we are quite a ways from that.

  18. Renada StylesApril 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Ha! So true. Searching for another planet to decimate rather than change what we are doing wrong. So like our society- to never admit it’s wrong.

    • StacieApril 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      Just not enough people care. πŸ™

  19. tinsenpupApril 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    This is so evocative. So much is suggested in those mere 42. Nicely done.

  20. ChristineApril 2, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    Wow, so thoughtful! I like how you answered the question with more questions. πŸ˜‰ But seriously, I would hope that we wouldn’t annihilate the next Eden…

  21. KayApril 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I like it! My take on the question is that we’re in a catch-22, where IF we discover another planet and don’t end up having to face the consequences of destroying this one, we will continue to do it, just as anyone who doesn’t face consequences does. But of course, if we don’t find another refuge, we will face the consequences and that will be the end of it. Sigh.

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