«If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.»
"The universe is blind to our pain, and deaf to our sorrows. All things have their way." - Yu Hai as Master Yang in ‘The Man of Tai Chi’
And yes, the image above is from that last scene in Carl Sagan’s movie ‘Contact’. The scene I can’t even start to describe or it will break me down into billions and billions of emotional pieces…click the image if you wish to see it. If you haven’t seen the film, don’t watch that scene!