I am fascinated by the long view of what makes us human--those survival related things we do each day and night that distinguish us from the beasts of nature and yet keep us tied to them. 

Physical anthropology tells us we've been here on the Blue Planet for over 4 million years--(that's 80,000 lifetimes stacked one on the other). And guess how many of those lifetimes we've spent in caves? All but the last 200!

It explains a lot. That we still carry around our "cave thinking" today. Things like aggression, lust, hunger, and awe. All behaviors we try to justify in context with this technological world we have created. I am charmed that we are such inventors but perplexed that we remain lower than the angels.

The name "Califia" is just one extension of who I am. For those of you who are interested, she was a literary character from a Medieval Spanish romance--created around 1510 as an "Amazon queen."

Califia was supposed to have ruled an island somewhere on the uncharted side of the "terrestrial paradise" (the New World). The early explorers knew her story well and were lustfully attracted to her as a muse. They dreamed of her as they sailed across the seas, and that is why they put her name on the first western maps of the unknown world: "California"--Latin for "Califia's land."


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