Carl Sagan once said about Earth:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
No doubt there are places more kinder, more wiser, more adorned with sweetness in the universe. But for the years we’re here, this is our forever home. And despite our (often) limited understanding of things, we’re trying hard, we really are. That’s why deep down we love to make each other smile, to cry of beauty, that’s why we adore the peace of mind that comes with forgiveness.
You’ve been gifted with imagination, wit, and creativity. You are a brush, and planet Earth, our fancy common server lobby, is your canvas. This is our group effort to paint something beautiful. You and I get to be part of it.
I wish you could see how infinitely beautiful you are right now — because we’re here to celebrate our little heaven on Earth together.