Anything But A Dot


Even if what is seen, viewed from one’s location in space, is clearly visible; only the surface that distance allows makes it identifiable. It is what one thinks it is: a shiny dot that glows. Approaching it will not alter perspective much unless one is traveling faster then the speed of light, allowing other characteristics of what there is to see to be closer and observable.

From space, a dot is also an accurate way to describe a location and a destination. Movement towards it will not effect its shape because the distance will still be too great to see it as anything but a dot. But, if one could reach it, then a conclusion could be drawn: whatever the dot contains within its boundaries is everything that defines it.

All that is necessary to understand what is being seen, assuming that vision is within normal limits, is the ability to think. It is not necessary to have an extensive knowledge of Philosophy, Mathematics, Science or Theology to complicate what is seen. Descartes said it best when he wrote, “Je pense, donc je suis – I think, therefore I am.” He reasoned that if someone was there to think about whether they exist or not, it’s proof, not only that they do exist but they also have the capacity to think about and understand whatever there is to see.