a place under the milky way

by Stormfish May. 05, 2014 5250 views

it's the best view i can get.

i've always wanted to see the whole galaxy, from far, from near, from everywhere. it is the place i believe we should explore, no matter how much it takes to get over our petty little wars and stupid competitive squabbles that humanity is occupying itself with. we should develop the necessary technologies to get not only out of earth's gravity well, we should find ways to grasp and overcome the vast distances involved with space, we should aim for each and every single one of the stars above our heads; we should simply never stop to explore the universe, physically, with our minds, with our hearts and, if there would be something like that, our souls.

but all we do is stare at it, the pretty glistering monster above our heads. all we do is put up priority lists and think local and invite the neighbours for dinner and look down on the neighbour countrie's emigrants and kill all other species that stand in our way and fuck around with nature as much as our entirely artificial cultures, all we do is do the same stupid mule circles all over and over and over again, never learning anything, never advancing anywhere, never do anything that would have any value on galactic scale.

the best is the view i can get.

painted rock petroglyph site, AZ [maps.google.ch]

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Kukyhofan 5 years, 7 months ago

Ech ...

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Lisa 5 years, 7 months ago

Pretty amazing image.

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 7 months ago

Excellence!

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Roxanne 5 years, 7 months ago

i love your majestic little self - self lit standing beneath & around all that magnificence. and it feels angry after reading the text, and your body language in the photo shows this tension somehow and i love it! maybe it is the feeling like your little being is being squashed by the grand sky above.

i must agree with you. we are foolish to not explore more, more, more. and somehow when you wrote (amongst other things) all we do is think local, i thought it is so true. how many times i read and hear the think and act local. let's think and act global and beyond. so exciting. great post!

and your photo is just exquisite.

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Josy 5 years, 7 months ago

If I could I would take this image twice in my favorites... Desert, milky way and a friendly solitude.

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 7 months ago

Only in deserts can we still have awesome views like that. Amazing picture my friend.

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Richix 5 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful

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Jay 5 years, 7 months ago

FABULOUS! Isn't that clarity something out there?

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 7 months ago

Superb.

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Jacki 5 years, 7 months ago

This is good! We used to easily see the milky way from the cottage and I was always in awe to think how many stars were involved... and those were just the ones I could see!

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