Goodbye Moon Man

Goodbye Moon Man

by Amy Martin (c)
www.moonlady.com

 

My feet firmly on this Earth, I gaze at the Moon, drawing from it wisdom, spiritual sustenance, a rhythm that guides my way, and of course my name.

Never would I be brave or skilled enough to pilot a rocket to my beloved Moon, land safely on its soil and walk its surface for the very first time, and do it all in humility.

But Neil Armstrong was all of those things.And the world is so much richer because so.

Carry on, Neil Armstrong, now that you’ve left this earthly plane for a final time.

The statement released by his family summed him up so well:

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

Amy Martin

Amy Martin is the North Texas Wild at GreenSourceDFW and author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash. More info at http://itchy.biz/. Most frequently she was the senior comedy critic for TheaterJones, The Aging Hippie columnist for Senior Voice, and the Taoist panel member of the Texas Faith blog of The Dallas Morning News. A journalist for over 40 years, she wrote for Dallas Observer, Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News, and D magazine, and was contributing editor and columnist for Garbage magazine. She was known by many in North Texas as the Moonlady for her alternative newservice of 15 years, Moonlady News, and served as creator/producer/promoter of the acclaimed Winter and Summer SolstiCelebrations for 20 years. 

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