Jules Verne: Prophet?
What an amazing imagination!
Journey to the Center of the Earth is on TV tonight. I can’t believe this is the first time to see it. The imagination of Jules Verne is spectacular. All of the things he imagined being there at the core of our planet make for a terrific story. Daunting obstacles, including prehistoric monsters, are overcome and there are fascinating discoveries such as tall mushrooms the size of trees and a lost underground city, plus lots more. I can hardly wait to see how they get out of the underground caverns. (They created an earthquake to do that…and, the woman who insisted going with them because her husband was on the same track, but an enemy who was poisoned, ended up being the professor’s love.) Verne knows how to inject a good romance.
As I watch, I’m remembering reading 20,000 Leagues years ago and how Verne foresaw the submarine. He didn’t only foresee it, he described nuclear power.
A thought comes to mind: If we listen to our imagination; if we quiet the rattling in our heads, can God, the universe, whatever we want to call the higher power, speak to us of what is to come?