Hey, I’m 78 years old and can’t even walk without help. I use a power chair to get around, so there’s no way I’ll ever be able to do most of the things I want to. Some will be impractical; others, impossible. I understand that.
My desires are relatively modest, I think. I no longer want to go to Mars, the International Space Station, or even Antarctica. I’ll leave those things for my grandchildren and their children.
I still want to put little wings on my arms and legs and fly in the microgravity center of a giant space station or a domed and pressurized crater on the moon, but I probably wouldn’t have the necessary strength. However, since there are no giant space stations in this part of the universe yet, I won’t put that on my list.
Nevertheless, here are a few things I would love to do or see before I die. And some of them still might be possible. I’ll add more from time to time.
- Grand Canyon in Arizona
- Meteor Crater in Arizona
- Northern or southern lights anywhere
- A tornado. From a distance. I’ve never seen one, except on TV or a movie.
- Explain evolution so simply and compellingly that a few people who didn’t understand will say “Oh, now I see.”
- Explain skepticism equally well.