I was a child of ten visiting my grandparents’ home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A sign in the house read, “Stop worrying, you’ll never get out of this world alive.” The irony was that this was a time in my life when the Apollo astronauts were circling the earth and sending back never before seen images of our tiny planet earth.
John Glenn, the first American to leave the planet Earth and circle it is now retired and 94 years of age, thinking no doubt of once more “slipping the surly bonds of Earth.”
A trip on Highway 177 at Bazaar, one passes the old school house and cemetery on the west side of the road. At sunset the image is heavenly.