Pages from a diary belonging to Ilan Ramon, one of the astronauts that died in the space shuttle Columbia explosion, are about to go on display in Jerusalem. It seems quite improbable that pieces of paper falling to earth from so far away for earth could survive and be deciphered. Reading about that feels like reading a dream or a movie.
The story of Ilan Ramon's diary reminded of space tourist Anousheh Ansari's blog. The first time I read Anousheh's blog I think got all choked up and teary. I just re-read her entry about Watching the world go by.
Then, I re-read a Richard Brautigan poem titled I Watched the World Glide Effortlessly Bye.
Anousheh watched the world glide by through a space shuttle window. Brautigan watched through a car window, driving to a mental institution. Ilan watched through I don't know. And I watch through I don't know also.