Thursday, January 17, 2013

Five Miles Don't Seem Like Much



Five miles don’t seem like much.  You can see it from here.  It’s just up there.  
Yet, within that puny little five miles is everything we depend on for our very existence.   
I wish there was some way that people could actually see it so they will realize just how fragile this island Earth is.


19 comments:

  1. !! We do take so much for granted and in our ignorance think we have it here, forever, no matter what. Nice conscientious 55.

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  2. smiles...i would love to see the earth from space for real, in person...we do take for granted our world...hope it lasts is all i am saying...

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  3. FIVE MILES?
    Isn't that how far our parents had to walk to school?
    Who Knew?
    Loved your putting things in perspective 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  4. Well said. But it's likely that, even if people could see the fragility with their own eyes... some of them would deny it.

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  5. An excellent and important message.
    You'll find mine here.

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  6. Actually, this photos is somewhat misleading. The five mile life limit is the thin blue area between the earth and the orange glow. Yipes!

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  7. I guess all of life is fragile. And yes we would do well to cae for this earth.

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  8. Good to keep that perspective in mind. Thanks for the reminder.

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  9. What a wonderful thought-provoking write!

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  10. Won't we be living on a terra-formed Mars soon?

    It would be nice if we remembered the finite nature of our world.

    Flash 55 - come on, i'm worth it

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  11. Beautiful photo. My sentiments exactly.

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  12. Remember that beautiful photo from the astronauts with the first glimpse of our blue marble. I loved it but didn't realize it was only 5 miles.

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  13. "This has happened before and it will happen again..." Damn, I miss Battlestar Galactica.

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  14. I laugh when people say we are destroying the earth..eventually we'll fuck it up so bad we'll all be extinct and the earth will keep right on turning and healing till she's back to normal.

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  15. We do what we’re good at.
    We’re good at destroying.

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  16. A beautiful and poignant reminder of how much we have to fight for, and how important it is to keep fighting.

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