2013 Project 365

Project 365/259 – Perspective

Just earlier today, a friend and I were talking about some photos that were taken of us on Sunday. Both of us were unhappy with them because…well..we’re getting old. That youthful look that we had 20 years ago is long gone and middle age is starting to set in.

In creating today’s image I dug out an old fossil collection that I’ve had since I was young. Some of these were found in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and have stayed in the family.

So to put things into perspective, this beautiful Trilobite is between – get this – 230 toΒ 600 million years old!Β 

From the Cambrian through the Permian period, of the Paleozoic era this Cambrian Trilobite is an extinct marine arthropod and are commonly found. Mostly likely bottom feeders and predators, this little bugger lived a really long time ago.

Sure puts things into perspective doesn’t it?



Rod Stewart
Forever Young
Out Of Order

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you’re far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you’d have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you’ll always stay
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
with a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
and in my heart you will remain
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young
Forever Young

And when you finally fly away
I’ll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I’m right behind you, win or lose
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young ,Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
For, Forever Young, Forever Young

24 replies »

  1. Too funny, Emily!! Cracked me up when you went from a picture of you and your friend to talking about fossils!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Very cool fossil and I so love that Rod Stewart song!! Have a great day!!

  2. So there I was, about to make a comment on your trilobite posting, and on your choice of Rod Stewart, whose voice is pretty awesome, but I was listening to Stevie Nicks (goddess Stevie!!!!!! OMG, I could just fall over) at that precise time and then I received an email I had to answer, so am finally back and have forgotten what my comment was going to be. Maybe it was about you not being old at all, but was a very witty and quite clever response. I’m pretty sure that was it, actually.

  3. This runs counter to evolutionary estimates of 300 million years for granite to form.6. Human Artifacts throughout the Geologic Column…Man-made artifacts – such as the hammer in Cretaceous rock, a human sandal print with trilobite in Cambrian rock, human footprints and a handprint in Cretaceous rock – point to the fact that all the supposed geologic periods actually occurred at the same time in the recent past.

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