Our cradle and vulnerable home in the vast, cold vaccuum of the universe: a spheric pebble floating through the infinities of time and space. Decorated with oceans, continents and a vast range of biological life that is -for as far as we know- the only place in the universe where life began. Truly unique.
While flying across the world through the upper reaches of the atmosphere I cannot help but look down and gaze at the pure beauty of this magnificent planet that is our home. Up here, the world looks so peaceful and tranquil it calms the mind and puts our role in the grander scheme of things back into perspective.
Convinced more people should be able to see these views with their own eyes, I'm sure the world would be in a very different state. At least I'm able to document it all and share it with the world.
Or as Buzz Aldrin said after coming back from the moon:
“We need to have people up there who can communicate what it feels like, not just pilots and engineers.”