The best things about life on Earth, according to an astronaut
The beach. Turkey dinner. Gravity. People you love.
You know, it’s not that complicated, really. Funny, the way we are somehow able to render everything more messy and complex.
This seemed like beautiful put-it-back-into-perspective wisdom.
Coming home I think the best part was seeing my family and friends, feeling this immense love and pride, it so great to see them, and then just walking on terra firma and not floating around, just feeling the Earth beneath you. It changes the way you think about speed. I think food tasted better. Coming home to a wonderful meal and sharing and not having to go chase everything as it bounces off of something… If you want to go to space it would be one of these things that is transformative on so many different levels. I would tell future explorers to make sure that when you work with others that you work as a team, you see all people as potential space travellers together, no matter what languages they speak, no matter what they look like, no matter what food they eat, and to know, we’re all in this together. And share the fun. ~~ Astronaut Leland Melvin
(via The Kid Should See This.)