Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, First Man of the Moon

I am truly, truly saddened to learn of the death of Neil Armstrong.

To say that the man was a real pioneer and hero is something many will acknowledge, and certainly I very much do as well. But the mere fact that under it all; the dream, the courage, the mission, the accomplishment, the adoration of millions...under it all, Neil Armstrong was a regular guy.

Humble and very grateful to have made that incredible journey with all the pure wonder of exploration most of us have bottled up inside of us when we're kids.

Neil, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, took an entire generation of boomers up and out of our daily lives, beyond anything that resembled ordinary on this planet. Into that one moment where we were all glued to our television sets to watch those first shadowy images from the moon.

We...all of us...were there with him. Realizing for the first time in this generation, anything was possible.

Farewell, Mr. Armstrong. You made us all dream higher and bigger than we ever had before.


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