The brain is like…

…a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

The second Carl Sagan Memorial Blogathon is on.I participated last year (a year, already?). As with last year, and probably even more so, the blogosphere will be full of Sagan posts on the 20th. Again, thanks to time differences, I get start earlier than most.

It is odd, a few days ago, I sat down and watched the first two episodes of Cosmos with four of my kidlets, and my dear boyfriend, an equally huge Cosmos fan (actually, it i his boxed set we were enjoying! It is one of the many things I treasure about you, sweetheart:) )

The interest it generated in the kids, all these years later, and the wonder, especially from the smaller two, mirrored my own all those years ago. Carl, Ann, the rest of the team, oh, and PBS, gave us a gift that CANNOT be underestimated [1].

To this day, I can trace my quest for knowledge, and my joy and delight in science and learning, to Carl, and to Cosmos. I am so happy to share  that gift with my children again.

We miss you Carl. Thank you, Carl.

[1] Cosmos remains the most watched PBS show in the world, ever.

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2 thoughts on “The brain is like…

  1. Richard

    I agree, Cosmos had a huge impact on me and it was so sad when we all lost Carl. The world was diminished with his passing.

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