Over the weekend, I indulged in a little Me-time... I went down to the local IMAX theater and got lost in space with Sandra Bullock for an hour-and-a-half. Alfonso Cuaron's new movie "Gravity" was something to behold. I can't even begin to express how gorgeous the cinematography was. True, there were some inaccuracies as Neil DeGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) has pointed out. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful picture with a compelling story. After having some time to digest it, I keep getting drawn back to just how fragile life is. A spacesuit is all that separates an astronaut from the vacuum of space. Life exists in that spacesuit and it is pushing out the lifelessness that surrounds it.
In much the same way, we are all living in this atmospheric bubble around a big rock. Life as we know it exists on this side of the tropopause and doesn't on the other. It's such an amazing thing that we take for granted as we get caught up in our daily routine.
There is so much to experience here inside our bubble... And there aren't any rainchecks... Are you going to explore your world? What have you always wanted to do, but were afraid to try? Be a terranaut! Get out there and discover what this world has to offer!