The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not … yet, I occurred
Monolith, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
Saguaro cacti in bloom with the nectar-feeding Great Long-Nosed Bat (Leptonycteris nivalis). Done for a backlighting assignment in watercolor for the illustrator.
A reminder that there is an image of the sunset seen from Mars.
Take a moment to realize that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of another planet and communicating with Earth from there.
Captured by NASA’s Spirit rover in 2006.