Even though our planet is but an insignificant pale blue dot flying through the cosmos, it's OUR insignificant pale blue dot flying through the cosmos. I hope you take a moment today to appreciate our life history on The Grand Oil Painting. Our story could have gone any number of ways, but we made it here. We went from amino acids in hydrothermal vents to hominids, gazing at the stars. My adoration for the natural world is actually what led me to the Cult. I would talk about that, here but that would be diluting the focus of this post. Happy Earth Day! May they rise.