Here on Earth we live on a planet that is in orbit around the Sun. The Sun itself is a star that is on fire and will someday burn up, leaving our solar system uninhabitable. Therefore we must build a bridge to the stars, because as far as we know, we are the only sentient creatures in the entire universe. When do we start building that bridge to the stars? We begin as soon as we are able, and this is that time. We must not fail in this obligation we have to keep alive the only meaningful life we know of.
Wernher von Braun, pioneering rocket scientist and architect of America’s pioneering manned space program, as recalled by Tom Wolfe.
This passage opens the book Five Billion Years of Solitude, a reminder that life on Earth has an expiration date, but the duration our existence is in our own hands … nay, our brains, certainly here on Earth, and perhaps beyond.
On that note …
GirL>. likes. the SMITHes??//? unbelivble. i cant beliveE it. i am in love. u r girl w / fringe Bangs and u liek MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS. u have a modclothe dresss and u liek the smiths. this has never. EVER happened b4 in the world history. i love u. i love ur teeth
I love you like the moon and stars,
when little kids get hit by cars,
girl you know its true. Darling, I love you.