Mote of dust

I was reading today an article about why is Carl Sagan truly impressive and I remembered the first time I saw this image in a documentary. The idea of how small we really are followed me back then for almost a week. It’s still kind of unbelievable, don’t you think?

We create so many dramas around us, we worry so much, we over-react and complicate things most of the time. Yet, life is damn short and our existence may seem with no value when we think of how large the Universe is.

Hmm…that’s why I’ll always keep looking towards the stars every night and ask myself questions.

“That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you have ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives…[E]very king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every revered 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.”

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11 thoughts on “Mote of dust

  1. Life is damn short and its easy to forget. Like you watch the stars I watch the sun rise just to remind me of how little time there is. Defiantly no time for drama. Thanks for reminding me Klaudia:)

  2. I love that image Klaudia, in fact I think it’s my all time favourite, along with the amazing quote – I used it myself in a post quite recently 🙂

    1. It somehow gives us the impression that we’re really small and insignificant…and on the other side it gives an impression that this is all we’ve got, we should make the most of our living and enjoy it 🙂

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