We got to the summit just before sundown. Our guides gave us some information on each of the internationally-run observatories. And how they got all that stuff up there I do not know -- especially the all-important lenses and mirrors that make it possible to see objects in space. But there they are.
|We also got to see the Gemini observatory open!|
Doesn't this look Cloud City from Star Wars?
|This is the shadow of the mountain on the clouds, I think.|
Can you say perspective? I mean, really, who needs the Total Perspective Vortex? Mauna Kea will do.
The thing is, though, what I got from that is not just how insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things, but how unnecessary it is to curry favor with supposedly important and powerful people because of how insignificant they are in the grand scheme of things. And how important it is to spend time with those you love because, really, time is fleeting and life is very, very short.