January 29th, 2010

stars

Remember them

Remember them.

One of the proudest moments of my life was when NASA requested to use one of my poems in their tribute to the Mercury 13, the early women astronauts who blazed the way for others to follow.

I wept when I received that letter. Because in some small way it took *me* to the stars, too.

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The stars, our destination... and while we wait, remember those who went there before us, in our names, who laid down lives for a dream. Remember them.