27 JANUARY 2017 #24 ONE WORLD

ONE WORLD

The lunar astronauts often made comments such as this from Michael Collins (Gemini 10 and Apollo 11): “I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced.”

The NASA image shown here, recently captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, includes a bit of the surface of the moon below Planet Earth. (The Earth-to-moon distance actually averages about 250,000 miles.)

When I saw this photo, I thought of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and thought it could be, as well, a pledge to the globe we all inhabit:

ONE WORLD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

WarrenHall Crain
Bishkek, The Kyrgyz Republic
27 January 2017

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