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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Man on the Moon

Today marks the 36th anniversary since Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon. The event in itself is quite amazing, but I have always wondered what good it did for life on earth. Google marked the anniversary with a cute logo and a nod to the myth about the moon being made of cheese. Meanwhile any doubts about whether the moon landing was a hoax continue to make life back on earth interesting and bearable. After watching Capricorn One on TV a few weeks ago, I cannot say that I don't have a reasonable doubt about the authenticity of the 1969 moon landing.

Back to my point about life on earth. I don't know that I need to dwell on the recent events that have left (or attempted to leave) a mark on our way of life as much, if not more, than Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind". I am personally more excited about the changes brought about by the things that Mikiel Galea is blogging about these days. I wrote a little bit about this in my most recent post. The more I think about it all the more I find myself tempted to abandon other plans I made for this summer and dedicate some quality time to writing about things that can help me understand my present and possible future/s better.

Mikiel's approach is quite different from mine. He writes as one of many. I almost envy the sense of community he expresses in his storytelling. My experience is quite solitary. I always felt alone, even if I never really felt lonely. Maybe he and his mates had better non-mainstream social skills than I did in my teenage years. I believe that some of this comes from the fact that I'm an only child. The whole only-child-experience is significant in its own right. As an only child I learned to cherish my own company and create fantasy worlds that were completely inaccessible to anyone else. I believe that other people who have no siblings will find this resonates with overtones of familiarity.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been at least 36 years since the lunar landing... please correct.. and check what you wrote in quotes - he didn't say that 

9:21 AM, July 23, 2005
Blogger Toni Sant said...

I'm so glad to see that someone actually cares what I write in my blog. Thanks for pointing out my carelessness. I've amended my post accordingly now. 

9:32 AM, July 23, 2005
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're welcome, the problem is unfortunately many people make errors thinking that nobody is looking over their shoulders... 

12:44 PM, July 23, 2005
Blogger Toni Sant said...

There's nothing I like more than anonymous blog readers looking over my shoulders! That's why I leave the anonymous comments option turned on. 

1:01 PM, July 23, 2005

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