Sunday, February 18, 2007

Us


I like this image of the earth taken by one of the Voyager spacecrafts. From Carl Sagan's book Pale Blue Dot:
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.
Really puts things in a perspective, doesn't it?

P.S. "thousands of confident religions"?? Nicely put :)

2 comments:

Gypsy said...

thats a good one :) reminds me of 'all we are is dust in the wind'!

Nikhil said...

Yup, we are.
And nice song too :)