Monday, January 28, 2008
Seeking warmth from the sun
Palm Beach, Florida, December 2007 [Click to embiggen]
We met so many lovely animals when we visited the Palm Beach Zoo. I have to admit it was a lot more fun watching and listening to our kids' reactions to them than it was seeing the animals directly. I enjoy our children's lens on life so much more than the glass-based one I so often hold in my hand.
Your turn: Living vicariously through those who matter most. Please discuss.
One more thing: Today marks 22 years since the space shuttle Challenger disaster and the midpoint of NASA's memorial week to the three major accidents which have blackened its history. I remember the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia not because any of us will realistically be going into space anytime soon. But because they lost their lives in the pursuit of advancing the state of the human race. Where would we all be without this desire to push the envelope? I wrote this blog entry a couple of years back and this newspaper column in 2004. Even today, my old words still resonate in my head.
Make that two: It's not too late to submit a caption to this week's Caption This entry. Click here to join in on the fun.