What holds our feet down to the ground? What keeps things from falling off the universe? It’s our friend, gravity. I’m told that it is our friend! It is the glue that sort of holds everything together and I suppose we should be thankful for it. We say that what goes up must come down, that’s because of gravity. But is it truly our friend?
We still don’t know everything about gravity. Even a genius, like Einstein
didn’t have all the answers. Have you ever seen water run up hill? Gravity keeps it from doing that. There’s a gravitational pull to gravity and a compressive force. Now you’re thinking, “hold it Shirley, you are getting too scientific.” Read on, friend, and at the end of this journey, you’ll decide I’m definitely not a scientist.
I do have some questions about what effect this “thing” has on my body. I can’t see it, touch, or smell it, but all of us past the age of forty, has a sneaking suspicion it may have something to do with aging. Is gravity the culprit that causes the hanging skin on the under side of women’s arms and the thickening of the middle, even though we haven’t gained weight? That’s pointing the finger where it belongs, because according to what I’ve read the constant force of gravity can do this.
It takes time for the downward pull of gravity to have its effect on our faces and causes us to lose one-half to two inches in height. And the compressive force I mentioned earlier, works on the discs in our backs squeezing out the fluid between them, which explains the reduction in height. Not to mention those compression wrinkles at the waist that we call love handles. What about our interiors? The affect of gravity also takes place there, as organs fall out of their proper places.
In writing this article, I had hoped to put the blame where blames lies. However, some of you are content to call these effects, I refer to, as aging. So let’s compromise and say old age is natural, thanks to gravity.
When it comes to combating aging I’m a firm believer in exercise. Well, I was until I read that running only assists gravity in compressing the liquid between the discs in the back, followed, eventually, by the loss of height and a bad back. Let’s face it, thanks to gravity, old age is natural, No, we don’t understand it and maybe there’s a compromise here. Who wants to fall off the universe? Actually, much of life is beyond our control. I’m glad to leave such matters in the hands of the of the One who not only controls the universe, but even gravity.