Apollo 8.

“The medieval notion of the earth put man at the center of everything. The nuclear notion of the earth put him nowhere — beyond the range of reason even — lost in absurdity and war. This latest notion may have other consequences. Formed as it was in the minds of heroic voyagers who were also men, it may remake our image of mankind. No longer that preposterous figure at the center, no longer that degraded and degrading victim off at the margins of reality and blind with blood, man may at last become himself.

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold — brothers who know now they are truly brothers.” – Archibald Macleish

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Conversation with a Friend.

“Buzz away dear friend, buzz away. For the eternally mourning souls of the pitiless wicked will forever plague those who do not find solace in release. Let it be known that it is these – and only these – who will ever be free of the constraining presence of the fatefully dull; the bleak and beige monstrosity will ever be beaten by the exuberant foe.”- Harley Henson