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Love for the Stars, for What’s Out of Reach

Janet Kuypers
written for the 02/15/05 show “How Do I Get There?

    Consider the stars, so small, so unfathomable. So beautiful in the night sky. How do we understand this love for what we always see in the starts, what is always just out of reach? How do we get there?
    We go to the moon, and try to learn, We send rockets to Saturn’s moon Titan, to learn what our planet might have been like when this solar system was created. We want to learn. We want to understand. Because we are in love.

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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