Friday, July 8, 2011
The last shuttle launch as seen from south Cocoa Beach above
and from Coconuts, below, July 7, 2011.
Didn't think I'd get emotional when the last shuttle, Atlantis, launched but it felt like one of those moments in life when you know things have changed, that you can't go back; the neighbors you loved moved away, the new friends you met on a trip get on the ferry leaving you on the dock, graduation day, the moment the Army barber puts the clippers to your skull and says put a finger on any moles, that kind of "everything from this moment will be different". That's what it felt like seeing Atlantis slip into the clouds. Things will be different now. We've graduated.