The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.