Earth Day is near! This week, the WordPress Photo Challenge celebrates this planet on which we live. One of the first things that came to mind for me was David Bowie’s song, “Space Oddity” and the verse, “Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing we can do.” David Bowie’s music connects to my soul, and I’m deeply saddened that he is no longer with us, but am grateful that his music lives on.
A fitting complement to the song, “Space Oddity,” is the Exploration Gallery at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA. I visited the museum in the fall with my sister and nephew. A cool satellite view of the San Francisco Bay Area from space indeed shows that Planet Earth is blue.
“This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do…” – Space Oddity by David Bowie
To see photos of the Microchip exhibit at the Tech Museum click here: Wordless Wednesday – Intel Pentium 4.