“The movie “Gravity” perhaps is a metaphor for humanity lost in space with the need to return to earth!” peace negotiator Dr. Pierre Chardin told me at the United Nations. “We can put a man on the moon yet have difficulties resolving problems here on earth!”
‘When the Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage in 1912 perhaps it was a sign of the coming tragedy of the 1914 world war! Or in hindsight the destruction by lightning of the Zeppelin Hindenburg a forecast of the destruction of hitler’s Germany!” He further said, to which I added: “I also saw ‘Gravity” which reminded me of Captain Laurel Clark USN who died a fiery death when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas!’ to which Dr. Chaardin remarked: “Recall the storm which swept away President Bush’s furniture from his Kennebunkport vacation home in Maine this followed by his defeat by Bill Clinton!’
To best him I said: “When two Ukrainian girls released twp peace doves from the balcony of the pope’s residence the two doves were immediately attacked by a crow and a sea gull. As a peace negotiator would you think this is a sign peace is not possible in the Mideast and Ukraine and conflict certain?” I gasped.
“Nothing is certain and our destinies are not predetermined!’ Chardin retorted in this aftermath of a UN Mideast Conference. “Peace must be created and invented. It must keep pace with unfolding events. It is difficult, but not impossible!”
“But some people want a piece of Jordan, a piece of Lebanon, and a piece of Syria, as well as a piece of Ukraine!” I joked, he responding: “Don’t make me laugh! That is not funny!”