The Big Think

June 18, 2004

Second Star from the Right

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:38 pm

I couldn’t put it better than Belmontclub:

In an age when bravery itself is suspect and achievement considered a kind of oppression; when every new technology is hedged around with anticipatory restrictions it is wonderful to know that some men at least would like nothing better than to rise on a column of fire toward the beckoning stars. For every successful flight of this nature slips not only the “surly bonds of earth” but also breaks hidebound modes of thinking. It departs not just from a place but from a time. It takes us not from where we ought to be, but to where we belong.

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