Seeing the Earth for the First Time

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Astronauts from space
see the earth
and thin blue line of our atmosphere
and come to realize
just how beautiful, astounding, and fragile
it truly is.

With no borders or imaginary lines to divide us,
a marvelous multicolored life-giving celestial sphere
suspended in space,
a jewel like bauble
hanging on nothing, but the instructions of God.

And from that distance
it seems too wonderful, to be true.
This floating gem of an orb, reflecting it’s brilliance,
quietly shining in the darkness, like the stunning vision that it is.

If only we who live here
would feel the same.

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One Response to Seeing the Earth for the First Time

  1. robin says:

    love this…Robin

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