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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