Thursday, December 9, 2010

To Set Sail for the Stars

We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew with undiminished wonder: What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature.

We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.

We have lingered long enough on the shores
of the cosmic ocean.

We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.

~Carl Sagan

Isn't it wonderful that there's more?  That we have potential to become better and progress?  That we are sons and daughters of the most powerful being in the universe? 

I stand all amazed.