Morphose: A Theory on Lucy’s Evolutionary Advantage
"... She crawled into her cave sobbing, howling dragon morphosing into her human form."
Lucy’s Evolutionaory Advantage: A Theory
Yesterday after having a chit-chatty social lunch together, my daughter and her son, along with my mom and I, went to our neighborhood mall to get some groceries, pay the electric bill and check out an appliance center to canvas prices of needed home appliances.
The movie playing on a 48” flat screen TV showed the woman's human eye turn to a reptile’s. I had interrupted my conversation with the store clerk regarding the specs of a refrigerator with the question, “What movie is that?”
“Lucy,” came the response. As we proceeded with the motions involved with the mundane regarding the pro’s and con’s of paying cash or using a credit card, I had interspersed the conversation with my daughter, who needed the ref, with questions about Lucy.
No urgency with respect to the need to obtain answers. The teacher arrives when the student is ready. Not having watched the movie, since I seldom watch movies, that showed a year ago, I knew I could use Wikipedia to determine the plot of the story that is Lucy.
What struck me when I saw the transformation to a reptilian eye was that I had the vision of one, actually two, from a silent sitting meditation the day before. The first one had a black pupil on a green iris. The second had a green pupil on a black iris.
I had thought some about the two versions of the reptilian eye. Wondered whether it had anything to do with the movie the ‘Dragon Wars’, where the story line revolved the battle between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ dragons, with the heroine deciding to *morphose with the ‘good’ dragon.
I also wondered about Anne McCaffrey’s dragon novels where dragons’ eyes were mentioned as rotating, if I remember correctly, as expressions of their feelings.
I had set the musings aside, not even bothering to note (like I’m wont to do) the popup vision from the sitting, but still possibly for delving into on some future article. (I heard the clacking of a lizard in the back ground as I typed that sentence. The future has entered the now, the teacher has arrived, as per lizard.)
The short of the long story, the lizard’s theory regarding the evolutionary advantage of Lucy:
Lucy is an entity with the ability to morphose into whatever the need of the moment is.
Maybe billions ago, she was a dragon who became the one remaining descendant of a superior race representing a highly evolved spiritual civilization. For some reason unfathomable (i.e., may better stay that way due to an unimaginable horror involved in the battle) to the human intellect, opposing force or forces annihilated the race.
Morphose. For some unknown reason, the word ‘morphose’ has not been invented yet. For reasons obvious to me, the word ‘metamorphose’, having four syllables, should have morphosed /morfsd/ into ‘morphose’ and been included in the dictionary, even as a low level ‘slang’ entry.
To those among us who are shocked with the suggestion, you may recall that the audience has been previously warned regarding the propensity of some within our midst for mangling the languages of the human race to develop more common grounds, which are the basis of understanding and consequently cooperation and synergy. That was in "Eat, Play, Love. ..." (http://quirinus.hubpages.com/hub/Eat-Play-Love-Life-at-Camp-14)
Guessing, since as mentioned I have not watched the movie Lucy, that the dragon, Lucy who I now call Morphose or St. Rose (for whatever reason such as rhyme and rhythm) instead of abandoning earth (when all the other dragons left) decided to stay behind with hopes for the human race.
Someday, a smart Alec of an archaeologist, at a time when DNA technology has become a reality for the human race, will discover her remnants, now found and considered possibly the human ancestor or a close relative. The future has arrived.
The archaeologists kept playing a song in celebration:
[The shadow of a head sticking out from outside the window on the front porch, freaked me out in the dark wee hours as I write. Good grief, my dog couldn’t open the door. So then she, Honey, started sobbing quietly so as not to rouse the rest of the household. Sigh. Some intermission.]
“The most famous fossil is the partial skeleton named Lucy (3.2 million years old) found by Donald Johanson and colleagues, who, in celebration of their find, repeatedly played the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.(p234)”
I am guessing that the dragon Lucy who had decided to be left behind to morphose to a human form had ‘diamonds in the sky’ for eyes, when she was happy flying in the sky, about the business of caring for her children, humankind. Makes sense? Your guess is as good as mine.
One of the most advantageous capability of Lucy (just to get everyone back to reality and reiterate this hub is based on pure inspiration without much research as a foundation), is the ability to morphose.
From this ability springs her telepathic and telekinetic powers.
What are the possible applications as regard to humankind developing the ability to morphose? Truly, it is a mind-boggling activity just to imagine the implications, and is not within this hub to explore.
On the get-real aspect of it, we can begin by looking at what we currently have and decide where we want to go:
What are the abilities, talents and skills that mankind needs in case a worldwide issue escalates into a contingency?
Going straight to the point, we need the ability to morphose.
We can start by determining, what ‘inherent’ type of personality have been endowed to our me-body and adjust little by little, using development of habits (i.e., as per Stephen Covey, over a 21-day period) to develop traits on the other end of the spectrum.
For example, ideally, people should be able to switch roles between introversion and extraversion; left-brain and right-brain thinking, etc. A good reference as regards to personality type would be one’s honest response to a Myer-Briggs typology (MBTI) testing, which is based on Carl G Jung’s principles of psychology.
A practical application of morphosing is the single parent who needs to fulfill the close-to-impossible mother cum father role. Morphosing is actually something forced upon a big portion of society nowadays with about 50% of marriages breaking apart.
We were talking about parenthood. For some reason, I remember having told my daughter about a statistical study finding that 80% of the child’s EQ (i.e., emotional quotient) being derived from the father based on heredity and 80%, IQ from the mother, and my having admonished that girls should be making EQ top priority in their choice of their partner.
“They’d better be good, otherwise they can’t stick around or bear with us (sisters) for long ” came the rejoinder.
Makes sense. The father can play the tough guy, backed by his larger physical stature and sound values, enforcing discipline among the young. The mother can provide insights and information to the tender mind as in the case found in the biography of a great national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
It may seem then that ideally, a man or woman should develop both masculine and feminine interests as regards to one’s hobby. Mothers now take their children to school, driving the family car; do carpentry, electrical and plumbing works when the husband is an overseas worker. Fathers now teach and mentor and nurture. Being a good parent is a matter of choice. It can be done by being willing to morphose and enjoying what you do.
Impossible. You say, but not quite. Recently I have seen my me-body/personality morphose from the inherent introvert me into an extrovert me due to the extreme uncalled-for experience with a nagger at work. It just happened. I now find being an extraverted person fun as well, except time-consuming at times, when people strike up conversations with you.
It’s been said that the switch between personality type is a difficult task, but Stephen Covey has paved the way with his idea about developing habits. Start with small increments, extended over a 21-day period and see what happens.
Limitations. It may be easier for others to morphose and for others, difficult. You can determine which type you are by the rating you obtained, e.g. from your MBTI. If the trait for you falls somewhere in the middle, then it would be easier for you to morphose between the two extreme ends of the spectrum.
At the point in time when my MBTI was measured, I turned out to be an extrovert. But after the results/analysis were given to us, I had admitted that I preferred to be an introvert. I was an introvert playing the role of an extrovert (e.g., supervisory capacity) somewhat at that time.
Not to worry, as mentioned in previous hubs, there is nothing ‘good’ or ‘bad’ per se. Someone strong on the introvert spectrum may also exhibit traits of an intuitive, etc. Everything depends on the eye of the beholder. Limitations can turn into opportunities.
'Del Rio's cell phone sounds and he sees a text message: "I AM EVERYWHERE." With an overhead shot, Lucy's voice is heard stating, "Life was given to us a billion years ago. Now you know what to do with it."' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_film)#Writing
As regards to morphosing to one with telekinetic and telepathic power, I dunno. You’d be better off asking Lucy, the one in the sky with stars as diamonds for her eyes.
“Tsk, tsk, tsk …” said the house lizard. Ask the house lizard. She has Lucy’s DNA in her blood.