NASA’s Voyager 1

"How you turn my world, you precious thing."

Welcome to Adele Delivers, where I deliver two of my favorite contemporary artists right to your inbox every Friday - usually. Today as I ease back into my home-timezone, I’ll deliver a single timeless photo and the words that beautifully tell its story - the story of us. Here’s to fostering a deeper connection with art, each other and this pale blue dot we call home.

NASA’s Voyager 1

The "Pale Blue Dot" portrait of Planet Earth was taken by the Voyager 1 probe from 4 billion miles away. Do you see the dot? If you’ve seen it before, is it like you remember?

In the words of astronomer Carl Sagan, “Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam...

…To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Read the complete excerpt here.

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Can you name the reference? “How you turn my world, you precious thing.” Click here for the answer.

Thank you for being here! I'm back in the Bay after a lovely trip to Italy celebrating the nuptials of best friends, Cara and Mateo. Italy was amazing, full of pizza, pasta, history and chasing kids😅 Treasured memories. See some pics from our trip here. Where in the Pale Blue Dot will you go this summer? Till soon. XxA

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