Our Place in the Scheme of Things

A photo of our Earth taken by NASA on December 17 from the asteroid Bennu.

It is not often that we see a photo of our world from so far away.

No, it is not the bright image in the upper right.

That’s the asteroid, only 27 miles from the camera and blindingly reflecting the light.

Our entire world is that small dot in the lower left and the smaller dot right next to it.

Our planet and our moon.

Nothing like a photo to put us in our proper place.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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5 Responses to Our Place in the Scheme of Things

  1. chicagoguy14 says:

    So true!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    We assume so much significance in our limitless universe, this is the right way to look at our place in the grand scheme of things indeed. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A correction, Frank: the bright light on the right is an asteroid. Our Sun is far distant.

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