June 22, 2017-From Way Up Here

I am infinitely interested in space. Recently, I learned of the overview effect. Basically, when astronauts go into space, they report this flip that happens. They see the Earth a fragile ball, hanging in space, protected by the thinnest sliver of atmosphere. Nations, economies, and divisions just disappear. We are all one. We don't just live in a city, or a state, or a nation, or on a continent, but on a tiny planet, orbiting around a small star, in a galaxy, in a cluster of galaxies, in an ever expanding universe. How f-ing cool is that!?