In the years and centuries to come we will explore our solar system and reach beyond the incandescent majesty of our home star. We will stretch out with our will and our curiosity.
At our best we will be, at once innovative, steady and resourceful. As always, we will be prone to self-doubt and introspection.
It will be our disembodied intellects that will stride across alien deserts and sail the glittering seas of distant moons. While we propel ourselves infinitely across an inky void we cannot be oblivious to the needs and protection of our own fragile sphere.
We will need to enrich, renew, heal and listen to our home even as we seek to communicate with her counterparts.