“Look back and take a picture of the Earth”,
Carl Sagan told the Apollo 17 astronauts
Who were oriented towards space
Photographing distant planets and stars.
“Turn back, there’s no need to look to the future!”
When, for the first time,
Humans cause disasters
At the magnitude of natural disasters,
You chose not to look at it.
Anyway, you’ll be dead
When that happens….
You treat the Earth like garbage
And you’re looking for another liveable planet
You’re my grandmother,
And you’re dead,
I’m still alive.
But the Earth is dying.
The emergency is now!
Sled dogs have their feet in the water;
The heat wave of the Sahara travels in a whirlwind.
It’s time to be honourable!
Let’s turn around,
Let’s protect ourselves,
Get back to power
To tackle to the powerful
Who continue to destroy
For their sole profit.
Build a future
Democratic and ecological
In everyone’s interest.
Will the horse jump? Of course not, this is his first training.
But he’s going back to the arena.He turns and turns again Like a fall leaf that changes sides along with the wind.
Will the horse jump? Will the rod fall? Maybe… He’s trained well. He tries again and again, Guided by his rider,
He tries various methods. After making big mistakes; He finally makes it.
And yes, Finding solutions is much more tedious Than just whining. The other horses brake before the obstacle So afraid are they of failing; While lamenting That the bars are too high…. They prefer to stay in their comfort zone And to jump obstacles Which they already know how to cross.
But what a boost for our hero When he finally manages to jump the obstacles, One after the other, During his equestrian journey. His majestic final jump Allows him to change category.
Categories, by categories, He overcomes all obstacles And eventually reveals its true nature. A champion, Beautiful… Not because he won medals But because he is mastering the exercise. He is accomplished And give off an aura Which the public cannot fail to notice.
At last, he decides to operate His most accomplished jump. He decides to become a star, He decides to go to other territories. Black spaces But with some shiny areas. His daydreams in the clouds, turn into an epic story in the stars.
And always this desire to excel, To go to the shadow areas, To try to understand the unknown.
This attitude will soon Make him shine In the dark. Who will see this? Those who dare to look into the dark And they too are looking for Surpassing themselves.
“You have to find out what you can’t know before you know you can’t, don’t you? (…) The point is people must think, people must go on thinking, they must try to extend the boundaries of knowledge and they don’t sometimes even know where to start. You don’t know where the boundaries are, do you?” Stephen Hawking’s mother, Isobel Hawking Walker, in A brief history of time – Errol Morris (documentary film 1991).