We’re all so busy, so embedded in just keeping up with life that we can so easily lose the ability to dream. It’s often hard to maintain the vision that we can be better than we are, that humanity can reach out from the dirt and squalor we often find ourselves in to reach out to the stars.
It takes bravery and a sometimes unnerving arrogance to presume that we can make such journeys and challenge the vastness of space. Often just the attempt alone is enough to bring down ridicule, censure and disgrace upon the dreamer. But occasionally some among us are brave enough to push beyond our generally accepted, self-imposed limitations and reach beyond the insignificance of our world.
Sometimes something comes along and reminds us all that these people are heroes. They are the best of us and without them we would be nothing but dirt-grubbing primates hiding in the shadows.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde.