SoCS — The Sky’s the Limit

Or is it?

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the phrase “sky’s the limit,” and had asked us to write about something that has or seems to have no end.

The phrase “the sky’s the limit” is meant to convey the notion that there is no limit to what someone can achieve. Strictly speaking, though, the sky is the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear. But in the 20th century, that phrase has become somewhat quaint, if not obsolete.

We have launched satellites that circle the planet high above the “sky.” Unmanned space probes are exploring the universe far beyond our solar system, communicating with Earth from over 11 billion miles away. We have demonstrated that the sky is definitely not the limit.

The next question then becomes this:Is space, indeed, the final frontier? Who knows? Maybe we’ll learn someday that there is something beyond space. But in the meantime, as Mr. Spock would say, “Live long and prosper.”

9 thoughts on “SoCS — The Sky’s the Limit

  1. Astrid January 9, 2021 / 11:38 am

    So true! I really can’t imagine what we’ll discover the limit to be eventually.

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  2. Jami Carder January 9, 2021 / 1:56 pm

    I think it was the movie “Men in Black” where there was this entire separate universe living in the guy’s locker, and every time he went in there, they thought he was God and bowed to him. They had no idea they were in a locker or that life existed anywhere else. Very clever

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  3. Marleen January 9, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    Love the Spock character and sentiment🖖🏻

    I’ve been listening to psychologists (for a month or so) — on YouTube (where one has to be discerning) on the topic/s of narcissism, sociopathy, and psychopathy. No limits is a way of thinking for narcissists.

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  4. Sadje January 9, 2021 / 6:43 pm

    As you said in one of your posts, you’re a literal kinda guy! Lol

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  5. JoAnna January 9, 2021 / 6:49 pm

    I think it was on NPR/Science Friday they were talking about low orbit space flights and trips to mars for the ultra rich. I guess I’ll continue to explore closer to home and in the realms of the mind… at least when I’m not watching Star Trek.. “Peace and long life.”

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  6. leigha66 January 10, 2021 / 4:51 pm

    There is such a vast universe… the sky is not the limit. Very well done Fandango!

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  7. Carol anne January 17, 2021 / 3:59 am

    Yeah! Live long and prospor that is what I say too! 😀 a fine post indeed!

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