Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

  35 years ago today we walked on the moon

And today, we can't even make orbit.
I felt a wretched sadness come over me this weekend at the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, and today, it's worse, as I remember the magnificent first landing, and all the disappointments afterward.

I struggled to write more on this topic, but I'm too bitter.

As I write at 1AM July 20th, 2004, the moon is absent from the night sky, and the stars shine as brightly as they ever have - and they call to me as they ever will. Oh, yea, I can see, clearly, all the stars that the brightness of the moon - and our quest for it - denied us, the lost children of Apollo.

And sitting out on my back deck, I pour myself a drink, so I can sleep.
 
David Täht writes about politics, space, copyright, the internet, audio software, operating systems and surfing.


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