The enormity of the universe revealed by science cannot readily be grasped by the human brain, but the music of The Planets enables the mind to acquire some comprehension of the vastness of space where rational understanding fails.
Nature is supposed to become greater to me than people. It ought to speak louder from me. I should feel small in the face of nature's enormity.paula modersohn-becker
I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.Barack Obama, Re-election Speech, Delievered at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012
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