Monday, December 26, 2016

Dangerous times

Of course it warms my heart a lot that Eddie is still very fascinated by everything space related. In the evenings, we sometimes read an old astronomy book from 1977. In it, we learn about solar eclipses, comets and the planets (of which there are nine of course). I try to correct things as we go along but sometimes there is a certain magic to simply be back in a world where the largest optical telescope is on Semirodniki Mountain in the Soviet Union and someone is still making plans for an even larger one on the far side of the Moon.

I struggle to explain why the Lego space shuttle he just constructed has no immediate successor, why humans have come to prefer to look down to the ground and spend their money on weapons instead.

Outside, everything is white again. Dangerous times await as we count down the last days of 2016. So much potential, yet so many prejudices to overcome.



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