[meteorite-list] Long awaited Vesta Image link!

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 12:28:10 -0600
Message-ID: <4E36F03A.3080508_at_alumni.caltech.edu>

Doug- I guess you're thinking of The Sheltering Sky (a good movie, but
better book- set in Africa, and not exactly Bonnie and Clyde, but I can
imagine making that association). The narrator says:

Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an
inexhaustible well, yet everything happens only a certain number of
times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you
remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so
deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life
without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How
many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And
yet it all seems limitless.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

On 8/1/2011 12:12 PM, MexicoDoug wrote:
> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/dawn/multimedia/pia14317.html
> Jaw dropping ... how many more times in our lifetimes will be see a
> large solar system object like this (maybe only Ceres, Pluto and Charon,
> if all goes well)
> Kindest wishes
> Doug
> PS can anyone tell me the name of that movie which had a male southern
> US narrator telling a story, can't remember if it was a Bonnie and Clyde
> type, perhaps bootlegging movie set a few decades ago in the
> hinterlands, but the narrator spoke of the full moon almost poetically
> and compared it to life ... how many times will you see a full moon, how
> few they really are; something like that. Its delivery made a great
> impression on me I never shook since I saw it with my Dad.
Received on Mon 01 Aug 2011 02:28:10 PM PDT

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