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My husband and I recently saw the movie “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in 3D, and it got me thinking about the wonderful solidness of Mother Earth and the force of gravity that holds us here! While I love looking up at the sky and its beauty, as I experienced (through 3D) floating through space and not being attached to anything or anyone, I felt a sense of panic. I had to remind myself it was just a movie, then taking a very deep breath, I sat back and enjoyed the beauty that encompassed the screen.

But what if it wasn’t just a movie? Being a writer, I’m a contemplative person, so most of the experiences I have bring moments of rumination, thoughts, and ‘what if’s’ into my mind. I began thinking of the men and women that willingly go into the space frontier and agree to go out into the galaxy and “float around” with little or no attachment to anything solid, simply depending on a man made device to keep them safe. And if it doesn’t, they just float away into infinity. Now to me—that’s brave!  I consider myself relatively adventurous, but I can’t even contemplate something like that without feeling chills and a big sense of real fear!

I admit that up to this point in my life, I have taken for granted the solid earth beneath my feet and the wonderful attachment I experience with the ground, the trees, the water, and other human beings. But no more. In response to the great line in the movie, “I hate space,” I heartily reply, “I love earth!”

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