Many of us dream of going to space, but what do you dream of if you’ve been there once you come back to earth?

Sometimes we forget how remarkable our planet is! The beauty of its landscapes, the resilience of its people, the endless diversity of its wildlife. Today, we bring you a short, but powerful video to remind us all of how miraculous our home is.

Image: An astronaut on a spacewalk taking a selfie with the ISS and earth reflected in their helmet.

Source: Pixabay

Like many people, as a kid (and even as an adult) I dreamed of seeing the earth from space. Since it seems unlikely that I will ever make that voyage, I spend more time than I care to admit listening to interviews with astronauts and absorbing space-related documentaries.

In my seemingly endless search to experience space vicariously, I stumbled across a beautiful series by the Royal Institution, A Place Called SpaceOur longtime readers may remember a video we featured a while back with reflections from astronauts about the perspectives they gleaned while in space from the same series.

This time, we take a journey into the remarkable insights that come from what an astronaut dreams.

So, what does an astronaut dream of after returning home?

Take a moment to savor your favorite thing about the planet. Can you think of a particular place that is meaningful to you? Is there some scent that sends you back into your childhood? What do you love most about returning home?

There so many remarkable things to love about this planet, so many reasons to remember that “it’s still an amazing world!

If you want a reminder of the little things that prove it’s still an amazing world, head over to our Instagram where you will find photographs from our #isaaw (it’s still an amazing world) project. Every day we feature a photograph sent to us from our global community of readers!

You, too, can help us change the dialogue about the state of our world by sharing photos of the things that you think prove it’ still an amazing world, and letting us know by putting #isaaw in the caption of your images on Instagram or Facebook!

We look forward to seeing what you share!

Check out our full article about how you can be a part of our #isaaw project here!

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “The Dreams of an Astronaut – with Helen Sharman.” YouTube. The Royal Institution, 30 Nov. 2015. Web. 25 Aug. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A49oreXOOzI>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV