Carolyn Porco is a planetary scientist who does spectacular things to help humans understand what is going on beyond our planet. She has a great facebook page that she keeps, and recently she used it to broadcast this message:
“We humans, though troubled and warlike, are also the dreams, thinkers, and explorers inhabiting one achingly beautiful planet, yearning for the sublime, and capable of the magnificent.”
In times that are rife with unsettling news, it is important to stay grounded in the reality of our existence. Porco’s words were written with the hand of a scientist, but may have been spoken by any sage throughout the ages. They’re brutally honest about the optomistic reality of our kind, and ground us accordingly in the truth of engagement: We’re more than capable, and we need to keep going.
Thanks for that Carolyn.