Suspended In A Sunbeam

February has been a strange month of busyness and slowness, sickness and healthy eating, springlike days and frigid nights. Good news, bad news. Every day, it turns. This quote from Carl Sagan never ceases to be strangely comforting to me.

Look again at that dot. That’s here, that’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme leader”, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there– on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

~Carl Sagan from Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of The Human Future in Space



Filed under Uncategorized

2 responses to “Suspended In A Sunbeam

  1. Thank you for sharing this quote, Alisa. So true. xo


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s