On The Day Carl Sagan Died.
To all those who participated in the celebration of Carl Sagan Day, thank you. But just as such celebrated days like “Mother’s Day” or “Valentine’s Day” or even “Black History Month” are mere holidays invented by humans to reflect on our history to show/value a bit more care & concern to our loved ones, Carl Sagan Day, just as the rest of them, are not to be taken literally.
We should never wait for a single celebratory day or month to showcase our passion for others.
Just as you would show love & affection, care & concern to your loved ones without the overly-hyped traditions & holidays we’ve created simply to pause for a brief moment each year, reminding us of what we already should be doing as loving beings existing within the same cosmic time frame, so should we honor & uphold Carl Sagan’s legacy, person & passion toward the world & all beings & creatures whom inhabit it.
Whimsically tipping a hat to a person’s life history such as Carl’s & going about one’s life without a mere thought or contemplation over what it means to be human & to be a supporter of Carl & his imprint on our lives, is such to the degree of someone removing the lunar module, personal items & smearing away the footprints left by our astronauts on the Moon & Mars, placing this society’s selfish influences over our individual perspectives & own accomplishments as well.
Carl’s passion for others & more specifically, intelligence of others & their brain’s capability of being able to grasp the universe on a sophisticated to basic understanding will never be forgotten or ‘smeared away’ by all of us who continually remind ourselves, our loved ones & our fellow humans of the great & humble contributions this man has made on our lives.
Thank you all for contributing once again. Whether or not Carl Sagan Day becomes a nationally recognized time piece for the past, present & future, let us keep in mind that we still continue to breath the air & molecules as Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla once did….& although we primarily owe our existence to the smallest of biological organisms on this planet, we share more than this with past, present & future humans in our lives due to the everlasting impression others have left on our minds…physically, physiologically, neurologically, chemically & anatomically on our brain itself.
Let us continue to delight, reminisce, celebrate & share Carl Edward Sagan’s existence with others by self-educating ourselves persistently & further emphasizing the vital importance within our species & planet of science, education & global scientific literacy.