Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rest In Peace Neil Armstrong

He was never comfortable with the fame that his one small step and one giant leap earned him on July 20, 1969, but I guess now he won't have to deal with that any longer.

I fell asleep, down in our rec room, waiting for that historic event to happen, back when I was 6 years old. To this day, I think that if I'd been even just a couple of years older, I would've made it! I do remember the excitement of the time, though: it seemed as though walking on the moon proved that we were destined for great things, as a species. Too bad we've spent so much of the ensuing 40+ years failing to live up to that.

Anyway, here's to Neil!

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