Sage Sagan

Take a deep cleansing breath.

Let us ground ourselves in the fact that all votes will be counted.

We are all connected on this “Pale Blue Dot” as Carl Sagan described.

No matter where we are in the “planetary neighborhood,” we are connected.

Allow yourself the space to accept that all votes will be counted. We are a democracy. We are the United States of America.

Breathe.

A Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

Copyright © 1994 by Carl Sagan, Copyright © 2006 by Democritus Properties, LLC.

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