1:18PM PDT Forty-Three Years Ago

Image and audio courtesy of NASA

Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon. (Click to play.)

On this day in 2012 with the horror of the shooting in a Denver suburb movie theater blanketing the news, I am newly reminded of the incredible and sometimes terrifying range of what it is that we call, human.

Hitler, Mother Theresa, Pol Pot, Ghandi, …

“You’re an interesting species, an interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, … the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”

Contact (the movie)

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