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Girl, Her, and Glory: I present, my sweet little derpy girl, in all her derpy glory!

I present, my sweet little derpy girl, in all her derpy glory!

Future, Life, and Love: LOOK AGAIN AT THAT DOT. THAT'S HERE. THAT'S HOME. THAT'S US. ON IT EVERYONE YOU LOVE, EVERYONE YOU KNOW, EVERYONE YOU EVER HEARD OF, EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO EVER WAS, LIVED OUT THEIR LIVES. THE AGGREGATE OF OUR JOY AND SUFFERING THOUSANDS OF CONFIDENT RELIGIONS, IDEOLOGIES, AND ECONOMIC DOCTRINES, EVERY HUNTER AND FORAGER, EVERY HERO AND COWARD, EVERY CREATOR AND DESTROYER OF CIVILIZATION, EVERY KING AND PEASANT, EVERY YOUNG COUPLE IN LOVE, EVERY MOTHER AND FATHER, HOPEFUL CHILD, INVENTOR AND EXPLORER, EVERY TEACHER OF MORALS EVERY CORRUPT POLITICIAN, EVERY "SUPERSTAR, EVERY "SUPREME LEADER, EVERY SAINT AND SINNER IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SPECIES LIVED THERE--ON A MOTE OF DUST SUSPENDED IN A SUNBEAM 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 ε 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 THE EARTH IS THE ONLY WORLD KNOWN SO FAR TO HARBOR LIFE. THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE, AT LEAST IN THE NEAR FUTURE, TO WHICH OUR SPECIES COULD MIGRATE. VISIT, YES SETTLE, NOT YET. LIKE IT OR NOT, FOR THE MOMENT THE EARTH IS WHERE WE MAKE OUR STAND IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT ASTRONOMY IS A HUMBLING AND CHARACTER-BUILDING EXPERIENCE. THERE IS PERHAPS NO BETTER DEMONSTRATION OF THE FOLLY OF HUMAN CONCEITS THAN THIS DISTANT IMAGE OF OUR TINY WORLD. TO ME, IT UNDERSCORES OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL MORE KINDLY WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND TO PRESERVE AND CHERISH THE PALE BLUE DOT, THE ONLY HOME WE'VE EVER KNOWN -CARL SAGAN, PALE BLUE DOT, 1994 spacevisuals:Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan [1x1px]

spacevisuals:Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan [1x1px]

Alive, Club, and Crush: <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939879402/libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175939724549/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939659137/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-sacred-harp" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175850967097/sacred-harp-singing-is-actually-cool-stuff-and" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Sacred Harp singing is actually cool stuff and really moving.</p></blockquote> <p>reblogging cuz this style is really kickass. Also the lyrics are pretty amazing</p> <p>I know that my Redeemer lives, Glory, Hallelujah! What comfort this sweet sentence gives, Glory, Hallelujah! </p> <p> Chorus: Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground, Glory Hallelujah! The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p>He lives to crush the fiends of hell; Glory Hallelujah! He lives and doth within me dwell; Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p> (Chorus)</p> <p>I gotta hand it to the Heretics, they make very inspirational lyrics</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m actually in a Sacred Harp singing club with two other Orthodox people lol</p> </blockquote> <p>ITS SO AMAZING.</p><p>The gusto with which they sing is so full of faith and spirituality.</p><p>In typical Orthodox or Catholic worship you don’t get to sing so lustily.</p></blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mF_VW3EsMO1taHzjr8zMrRw">@friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a> HAVE YOU HEARD THE ORTHODOX MONKS SINGING SHAPE NOTE??</p><p>Sorry got excited there: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/">https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/</a></p><p>I’ve actually been to this very monastery and met those Monks. They’re pretty sweet.</p>

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