It was July 20, 1969 that the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed on the moon and Neil said his most famous words. A grand accomplishment for the United States and for NASA. Neil would leave NASA to teach at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. That would change and advance many things but I think in some ways it may have complicated things as well.
The unknown or mysteries do help spark our wonderment of the world. As an artist I appreciate and try to figure out how they do many different things so I can do them myself. So I can understand and do what I want to do. I desire to contribute to helping people and being entertaining for those that look at my pictures or read my writing. I want people to be able to wonder still as well. Sense of wonder is what helps drive us.
Of course R.E.M’s song is a tribute to the late Andy Kaufman. But it told about the people that think the Lunar Landing as a hoax. It amuses me that there are conspiracy theorists and people out there that believe that we’re the only ones in the entire universe or the flat Earther’s (those who believe that the world is flat).
The moon, many stars and planets of our universe have always interested me. I have spent many nights being under those stars and trying to figure out the different constellations, watching a meteor shower, or viewing aurora borealis. Many people that know me well know I love the moon which is why I came up with a name for a business for the Luna Projects which would encompass my photography, art and writing. It wasn’t until a couple years later that I would name one of my cats Luna because I got her on the night of the full moon and it just seemed very fitting. The Luna Projects still encompasses my art but the blog itself has gone through many transitions with the passing of my Luna and Dexter. Grief has taught me much about myself and changed me as a writer. I suppose I’m evolving the more I do write even though I often feel I’m talking to myself. It still helps me sort through the massive emotions that took hold of my existence.
It is something I’d love to do is go to one of the things I’d like to do is go to Alaska, Antarctica or one of the Norwegian countries to see their northern lights display.