dreams lost

July 18, 2011 at 3:22 am Leave a comment

Up to date on current events, I am not. So the last flight of the space shuttle took me by surprise. Old news in this fast paced world.
As I watched the space shuttle lift off for its final flight I was struck by the reality of how many dreams were lost as the nose of space shuttle Atlantis rose into the open sky. I had a clear picture of those dreams because a high school friend of mine aspired to be an astronaut. A goal that might be though of as “out of this world,” but for her it was real. She graduated from college with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, and went on to work for Boeing as a Project Engineering Manager.
All I could do was think of her as the shuttle left earth for the last time. Then my thoughts went to others who had those same dreams. Children who hoped to explore that vast world. Think of it this way. A child dreams of one day becoming president, and the year they turn eighteen, that position no longer exists. America is now run by a committee, no president needed.
Strange to think that a dream can be lost so quickly.

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