I've looked up as far back as I can remember. I remember I got a Tasco 60mm on a horseshoe flimsy mount when I was around 10. The library had one book with star maps....my dog chewed it up, cost a whole $2.25 to replace (thats probably around $25 today). It came and went, but I continued to look up. Then 23 years in the military...got to see Polaris directly overhead and complete lack of LP (Thule, Greenland) and was able to see and experience Earth in the wild, the creatures, the glaciers, the iceburgs, the motor pool blowing away with the wind indicator at 205mph......the one thing I've learned, we're all connected...people, planets, stars, the universe itself. Maybe my reason for existence is just to look up, if so, then I'll look up. In my 30s, I took a class at UNM called "Cosmos"....Carl best expressed how I felt...We are all star stuff. And the time will come when I continue my journey, I look forward to it...the universe is filled with my brothers and sisters.
Edited by csrlice12, 19 January 2020 - 01:00 PM.