Because of Those Who Came Before

October 31, 2012
Morning sun

Morning sun as seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft
on Oct. 20, 1968. Source: NASA

Because of those who came before, we are;
in spite of their failings, we believe;
because of, and in spite of
the horizons of their vision,
we, too, dream.

Let us go remembering to praise,
to live in the moment,
to love mightily,
to bow to the mystery.

— Barbara J. Pescan, Singing the Living Tradition, #680