Die Erde ist blau wie eine Orange

Die Erde von oben | Terra from above

Die Tradition der sog. Raumfahrt verlangte jedem Soldaten oder Ingenieur ab, auf seine Ansichtspostkarte von ganz hoch oben ein paar Zeilen über die Zerbrechlichkeit blauer Juwelen zu schreiben.

For those who have seen the Earth from space, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere, our home shot with shades of green and gray laced with slowly swirling veils of white, absolutely round and so touchingly alone, like a small Christmas tree hanging the most holy relic you can imagine in a thick sea of black mystery, that beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it felt strangely unfulfilled (kind of hard R or soft X, but nothing with any overt intercourse).