Monday, December 3, 2007

Deep Space


For the first 21 years of my life, I feared outter space. I feared the unnkown, and I feared black holes. But most importantly, I feared the fact that I am just some inconsequential little twirp, a mere spec, barely even a blip on the radar, in the grand scheme of the Universe. But then, I read Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff, and all of my thoguhts began to change. (I have never seen the film, as there have been too many occasions in my life when brilliant books have been ruined for me as the films don't even come close to capturing the same level of emotions as the original piece.) I now view space as a valuable, beautiful entity, full of stories and adventures waiting to happen. So when the documentary In The Shadow of the Moon came to my local theatre, I made sure that I was first in line to see it. And I was not let down, but had I not read The Right Stuff, the film would have been meaningless, and incredibly scary for me. Go see this film, but give Tom Wolfe some credit first.

1 comment:

Mike Pence said...

I discovered you at last. I've now got you bookmarked. I have my own blog, too, at www.mikejpence.blogspot.com. How do you get the blog to have your own domain name?

Also, wasn't In the Shadow of the Moon one of the most amazing documentaries? I couldn't get enough of it.