Monday, May 13, 2013
we are stardust
this... made me cry... (sometimes, though we live in the midst of the beginning of the Long Decline, I remember that we humans did some awesome things)
I grew up a child of the Space Age, and one of my Very Early Memories is of being taken outside the house at night to look up and see The Satellite passing overhead. Along with the terror of "duck and cover" was the wonder of thinking that our destiny lay out among the stars. My Dad was an engineer, who worked on the space program, back when we really had one. This meant that we moved around to where the jobs were almost as much as military kids did, but that just seemed normal to me. I was proud of what my father did for his work... I still am.