The Discovery shuttle has had thirty-nine missions and on Wednesday March 9th, 2011 it comes home to earth for the last time. In honor of Discovery's final flight, the astronauts received the first live wake-up with music in the history of the shuttle program, a tune written in honor of the spaceship; "Blue Sky."
Space is a cold dark place and yet astronauts are able to discover hope, life, and memories to regret or revere for all time. With over 6.8 billion humans on earth and a growing number of 212, 035 a day we find ourselves waiting for these new space exploration discoveries to affect us. American’s have teamed up with other Nations to drastically increase the pace of discoveries by having an International Space Station circling our planet up and running twenty-four hours a day and all seven days a week.
Since my birth I have always gone the extra mile discovering ways to comprehend other languages and cultures. These two vital significant parts of a person explains how the person communicates with others. For example the commonly used political gesture “thumbs up” in the United States is an insult to those in Bangladesh, Iran, and Thailand. It is equivalent to the use of the middle finger in the Western World. When I reach across barriers and communicate with someone out of love I find myself discovering the true meaning of happiness.
The hardest thing for any human seems to be discovering the definition of love. We cannot even find the recipe for love in the Universe. Yet I have discovered love in many facets in my life. The recipe never seems to be same but the outcome is. The basic foundation of love is something or someone that is always by your side for better or worse. It’s ironic how other planets in our solar system have always been by our side throughout decades as our planet has changed.
On the remembrance of the historic spacecraft Discovery I honor love. Is this a far stretch? Or is this an opportunity to pay tribute to those who for better or worse have dedicated their lives for discoveries. Discoveries that provide us an opportunity to reach for the sky and always do the impossible. Even if that means to be in love, something every person on this planet has in some facet played a role in searching for.
Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Blue Sky Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL3iVWxMZk0