Topic: "Also Sprach Frodo" (4)
As they peered into the black-and-white Zenith on that early July morning, Frodo said to his father that this was, in his opinion, his witness to the greatest scientific achievement since Man first walked upright. Some time later, Frodo recalled his own words when he watched faux apes gather around a monolith. For perhaps as long as it has ever been, Frodo sat in rapture while he grew familiar to Hal and to Dave. The music of Strauss fit perfectly the elliptical transit of the mind into the galaxies far beyond.
At the age of 90, Arthur C. Clarke, the visionary, yesterday ascended into the heavens about which he seemed to know so much more than any of the rest of us. "2001: A Space Odyssey" was a tour-de-force in its collage of music, color, words, and thematic charm. Every time he watches the movie, Frodo learns something new about himself. On one occasion he even learned that he had a somewhat innate capacity to waltz, as long as he had a willing and capable partner. He has the gifted writer of fiction in outer space and future science to thank for these lessons.
Clarke not only offered dreams as reality, but he had the capacity to take reality and make dreams. Without even attempting to quote him, Frodo remembers Clarke's admonition that although Man has often been controlled by the Stars, he will eventually assume control over them.
Heady stuff, eh what? Pardon Frodo for just a moment, someone seems to be calling out there.
Oh, never mind, whoever it is is looking for somebody named Dave.