I haven’t said anything about the Columbia tragedy because I haven’t thought of words worthy of the occasion. I got an email today from the Science Fiction Writers of America and at the top was a poem from one of my favorite authors.
These are words worthy.
“I pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave me birth;
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth.”
— Robert A. Heinlein;
“The Green Hills of Earth”