Look up, look back 見上げることは振り返る事

I wasn’t born yet, but I like to imagine that 48 years ago today, hearts on earth skipped a beat as they watched two of their brothers step afoot on a celestial neighbor. What was once the stuff of myth, suddenly became tangible. 
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” 
That was on the 20th of July, 1969. 
48 years later, where are we today?
Perhaps a healthy dose of humility can help orient us, like looking up at the stars at night. 
The following words come courtesy of the lesser-known third crew member & command module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins.
“I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. The tiny globe would continue to turn, serenely ignoring its subdivisions, presenting a unified façade that would cry out for unified understanding, for homogeneous treatment. The earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or Communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied."