Boston, April 15, 2013via Chris Hadfield
The reason I find this image so compelling is that, while today’s events had such an enormous impact on people across the globe, from Earth’s orbit there is no visible sign of any degree of distress. We are so small on the cosmic scale and yet that fact does not reduce the significance of an event such as this. We are so infinitesimal and yet that fails to lower the tragedy or render the people injured or murdered in Boston today superfluous. Every single one of us is a microcosm, striving in one way or another to understand the cosmos in which s/he resides.

Boston, April 15, 2013
via Chris Hadfield

The reason I find this image so compelling is that, while today’s events had such an enormous impact on people across the globe, from Earth’s orbit there is no visible sign of any degree of distress. We are so small on the cosmic scale and yet that fact does not reduce the significance of an event such as this. We are so infinitesimal and yet that fails to lower the tragedy or render the people injured or murdered in Boston today superfluous. Every single one of us is a microcosm, striving in one way or another to understand the cosmos in which s/he resides.