I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Astronomy Tuesday


Here's an appropriate image for a new year: a composite photo from NASA of the Earth at night.

Each one of those points of light is shared by thousands, if not millions, of people. And those in the darker portions of the planet at least have the advantage of still being able to see the night sky in all its wonder.

I'd like to think that a perspective like this helps us realize that we're all we've got, and we need to show more kindness and generosity towards one another. I can hope, anyway. Even after a year in which I had to learn yet again that the politics of your average workplace make the goings-on in Washington seem like a model of civility and cooperation, I'm even more grateful for everything I have, and more determined not to let the bastards get me down.

May 2014 be a little calmer. I for one could use some downtime. Happy New Year!


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