[meteorite-list] Long awaited Vesta Image link!
From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:39:34 -0400
Chris - thanks so kindly for that. Your are way too generous in giving
my interpretation of the movie too much credit. You are exactly right
about the source.
Reading the quote again is of great sentimental value to me, in
addition to being IMO perfectly applicable to the imaging for the first
time of new worlds. I'll pick up a copy of the book as you recommend
and look forward to it ... especially now that I realize the plot is in
African meteorite stomping grounds - amazing on how memory can adopt
things to one's own culture.
Also two other private messages came to me on this and I want to thank
both of you for taking a moment to share your knowledge. One nice
Canadian listmember told me that Bruce Lee's son Brandon actually has
the whole quotation on his tombstone. Not exactly one of those things
to party about (deja vu: Johnstown diogenite), but a wonderful epitaph
of a sort in any case. I'm very happy we're all around to see Vesta
From: Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu>
To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Sent: Mon, Aug 1, 2011 2:28 pm
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Long awaited Vesta Image link!
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?
On 8/1/2011 12:12 PM, MexicoDoug wrote:?
> Jaw dropping ... how many more times in our lifetimes will be see a?
> large solar system object like this (maybe only Ceres, Pluto and
> if all goes well)?
> Kindest wishes?
> PS can anyone tell me the name of that movie which had a male
> US narrator telling a story, can't remember if it was a Bonnie and
> type, perhaps bootlegging movie set a few decades ago in the?
> hinterlands, but the narrator spoke of the full moon almost
> and compared it to life ... how many times will you see a full moon,
> 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.?
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