"We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." --Edgar Mitchell

"We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the earth." --William Anders

Monday, August 16, 2010

There are few things in life that can bring you up short and put everything in stark perspective. For myself these things more often than not are pictures of the cosmos. Or from the vantage of being *in* the cosmos, but pointed homeward. And once seeing the photographic evidence, I don't always feel it necessary to go out and see it with my own eyes. I am appreciative and grateful for the fact that such an amazing vista was captured for posterity, and I am aware that these things are often much more impressive when viewed for oneself, but I know that I cannot travel everywhere I want to see.