Tuesday, 21 July 2009

To Apollo the God of Music, Inspiration, Prophecy, Medicine and Pastoral Life

The Apollo American space programme for landing men on the moon was proposed by President J.F. Kennedy in 1961.
On July 20th 1969 the first landing took place on the Apollo 11 mission and a further five landings were accomplished to December 11th 1972.
But perhaps NASA’s ‘greatest hour’ was the recovery of the Apollo 13 crew that lost their dream to walk on the moon but drove home the truth that nothing will ever conquer the spirit that lives to learn more.
'Northern Light' From Colour Contrast Continuity

Weave from one moment with the thread of time,
A dream to clothe the future with gold,
Leave every moment with a lasting rhyme,
To echo the past in words etched so bold,
Listen to life and hear the silent call
Of truth, as down the river it is sold,
Stand firm for belief in the greatest leap,
Remember nothing of worth ever comes cheap.

I do not have a photograph of the moon that would do justice to this theme.
So I give you a photograph of the sun that will, given the opportunity, drive the moon from the sky and blind us to the existence of the darkness of space.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
Look through the eye of a telescope and reach beyond the horizon.

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