Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, and I have spent several hours wondering how best to express my emotions with regard to this planet. In the end, this video said it all. It was taken by the Mercury-bound Messenger spacecraft, courtesy of NASA:

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We live on a tiny, fragile orb in a vastness filled with wonders. Yet seeing this planet disappear in the distance is the loneliest I have ever felt.

Let's do all we can to make sure it is around for many millenia to come.

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