From 250-miles up in Earth’s orbit on the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev said while looking down at our home planet, “from space you do not see any borders… you feel yourself part of humankind, not just man from one country or one city.” National borders and racial-ethnic distinctions disappear when one looks down from way above. As if from a height of incredible omniscience, (from my Jan. 2013 post: Our Family Reunion) Sergei points out that Earth is not a child’s sandbox to be selfishly divided and toys hoarded by the biggest bullies. Humanity MUST join together in more collaboration than ever before to change Earth’s current life-giving warnings in which mankind has created and exacerbated over the last century.
Therefore, for this New Year of 2015, I am posting a large collage of images showing Earth’s wonders and human ingenuity in hopes that over the next twelve months and further, all of us will try to gain a few NEW perspectives of our existence. Open wide your minds and let the entire world and its fascinating creatures inside and begin in earnest a lifestyle of conservation. Do it not just for yourself, but for your children, your grandchildren, and their children!
Happy New Year everyone!
How big is your perspective? How much of your incredible planet have you yet to see and experience with others?
Live Well — Love Much — Laugh Often — Learn Always
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Happy New Year, Professor. Those images were awesome. I even got the willies in my tummy as my brain got duped into thinking I was actually up that high. 😀
Just wanted to mention that for those interested in seeing larger images — from your reader, click on the image and it will be larger than what’s displayed in the post Then continue to click on each image and it will take you to the next image, and so on.
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Ah, thank you so much my brainiac friend! I was trying to figure out how to do that, but after 2-3 hours of creating this post and uploading those pics, I thought to myself…
Self, I’m not going to get this posted til Jan. 10th! 😉
Clicked “Publish”. LOL
Very neat collection from around the world of spine-tingling natural and manmade places. Thanks for the underappreciated perspective of the Earth’s beauties, where people can sense the things all people have in common, in contrast to the over-hyped focus on things that separate. An excellent message for 2015, Professor. Thank you.
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Hello Jerry and a happy peaceful, prosperous, giving New Year to you!
As Victoria mentioned above in her comment, better viewing can be done thru your Reader. They are incredible images. I appreciate your feedback & unflinching following of my posts, as always! 🙂
May we all see our world, others, and ourselves in various new perspectives!