Just outside our Solar System, the tiny craft, Voyager, goes hurtling on: the first manmade object to leave our realm. A vessel of hope and dreams. Built with 70’s technology, pioneering in scope and reach, with every day it expands our horizons and points to the future where we may leave the earth behind. But why do i care? Because of the power of inspiration: the energies, hopes and efforts of each one of those engineers, politicians, suppliers and mechanics who dared to dream that they could achieve something that would stretch beyond their lifetimes.
At a time when we fight fires and react to change, it can be hard to reach out, to reach beyond, to dream of places afar. We can get caught in the reactionary now in stead of the dreams of a better place. But we need dreams: we need to be inspired and to strive to inspire others, we need to see the beauty in the world around us so that we can create and innovate in our immediate lives.
A little dreamy? Well, give me that once in a while: if people hadn’t dared to dream, we would never have left the planets behind and struck out on a grand adventure that will live beyond our years. We may not see the end, but we’ve witnessed the start.