Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rollercoasters

I used to love to ride Rollercoasters, with all of the drama and excitement it felt like my life playing out at the amusement park.  A never ending series of ups and downs and twists and turns that left me dizzy from all the motion. 

Now, I prefer a peaceful ride on the Ferris Wheel, still moving but at a lovely pace and away from the chaos. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Man on the Moon

45 years ago our family sat huddled around our black and white television in the basement of our suburban American home.  Filled with wonder and pride we watched as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon.

I was only 13 and it seemed more like science fiction than reality to see the fuzzy grey images flash across the tiny screen.  My little brother and I were so mesmerized we couldn't believe it was really happening.  Somehow it felt like the beginning of something we couldn't even imagine and suddenly anything seemed possible - even going to the moon.