Mightily Quotes (2 quotes)
Each and every loss becomes an instance of ultimate tragedysomething that once was, but shall never be known to us. The hump of the giant deeras a nonfossilizable item of soft anatomyshould have fallen into the maw of erased history. But our ancestors provided a wondrous rescue, and we should rejoice mightily. Every new item can instruct us; every unexpected object possesses beauty for its own sake; every rescue from historys great shredding machine isand I dont know how else to say thisa holy act of salvation for a bit of totality.
Knowledge and wonder are the dyad of our worthy lives as intellectual beings. Voyager did wonders for our knowledge, but performed just as mightily in the service of wonderand the two elements are complementary, not independent or opposed. The thought fills me with awea mechanical contraption that could fit in the back of a pickup truck, traveling through space for twelve years, dodging around four giant bodies and their associated moons, and finally sending exquisite photos across more than four light-hours of space from the farthest planet in our solar system.