Today was the last space shuttle launch.
The first was on April 12, 1981. I was one month old.
I remember watching the Challenger launch and disaster. I remember collecting the flight badges. I even saw a shuttle up close once on the back of a transport plane.
Nothing captures my youth and imagination like space.
I've been re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix.
I want to fly.
I want to point to the sky
so I reach out my arm and extend my finger
This is a gun I say and it is
and then I go BAM! and a hole opens in the clouds
Airplanes fly through
landing at JFK and people make their connecting flights
My imagination runs circles around my reality