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Speck in the universe

Sunrise seascape, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara

Sunrise seascape, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2013

We are but mere specks in the universe, our lifespan a mere second on the whole time lapse of history that keeps unfolding.  So let’s make the most of our millisecond here on earth as nurturing species.  Share the love and compassion. Create a ripple so that mankind will be positively remembered.  ~Jojie Alcantara

On the view of earth from 3.7 billion miles away:

“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, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” ~ Carl Sagan, “Pale Blue Dot”

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