Highs & Lows. Irony. During Super Tuesday evening
I juxtaposed the HIGH of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s (& Mikhail Kornienko)
return w/ the LOW of a
No mounting up w/ wings of eagles* for many in this cadre
& their coterie of monied support.
We’re a people in danger of dedocking, burning & plummeting
if wise heads don’t prevail
& aim, like Mr. Kelly: HIGH.
I listened first to such as this from NASA
“Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov undocked from the station at 8:02 p.m. EST to begin their voyage home. Volkov, the Soyuz commander, is at the controls of the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft. They will perform a separation burn to increase the distance from the station before executing a 4-minute, 49-second deorbit burn at 10:32 p.m. The crew is scheduled to land at 11:25 p.m. southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.”
and then this: (gosh darn it, I don’t want to put youTubes of the speeches here; lots are available; just google it.
*Thanks to Isaiah
An intro to Scott Kelly’s adventure: