Neil Armstrong -RIP
What do you think about the moon?
Maybe right now you’re sitting on a couch reading this like you do every Saturday, maybe you’re in a club and won’t see this for months, but I want to believe the “romantic” thought, that my readers, scarse as they are, are out they’re looking at the moon.
As a baby maybe you didn’t even have a thought about it. Was it just a big ball of cheese that shined every night?
As a child maybe you dreamt of going there.
One man did that. Neil Armstrong. Eleven other people have landed there, and a handfull of others have orbited it, but Mr. Armstrong remains the symbol of the moon, even now that he has passed on.
What made being the first man to land on the moon so important? Was it the act in itself? Well, maybe. But to me, personally, I think it was that it gave everyone hope. Of a better future, of being able to do anything! Anything you can think of. Anything you dream of. Why think small when you no longer have to stay grounded to Earth?
But of course it isn’t all about thinking. It’s about having the guts to do it. How nerve recking can it have been to have that kind of pressure on you! Imagine, Neil and the other astrounauts literally had the hopes of humanity on their shoulders. They trained day in and day out with no garanteis of what awated them.
So I’d like to dedicate today’s post to the man who inspired mankind.
“A small step for man, a giant step for mankind”
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)