Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan at his poetic best. The words lend a wonderful perspective to our lives – each one of us is unique in our own way, so let us celebrate for what we are. Yet let us not forget that we are mere specks in the vast cosmic ocean – totally insignificant star dust.

Making the best use of the time we happen to be here and trying to make sense of the existence of universe is what life ultimately is.

3 comments:

wen u knw the purpose of existance, u knw, u have lived a life worth living!! said...

my all time favourite........
i quote
"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."

Geetha said...

:) Great Vaish. And hearing it in Carl's soothing voice is ultimate. Glad you like it.

wen u knw the purpose of existance, u knw, u have lived a life worth living!! said...

thanks to u... i wouldnt have known of him if not for u :)

besides, its something one cannot help but be fascinated about.

i repeat, "every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." :)

blew me away!!