I’d like to share a little inspiration with you today, for those times when you are feeling out of sorts with the universe.  This will cheer you right up!

the transit of Venus, via NASA.gov

It comes from astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who has an impressive background:  he’s currently director of the Hayden Planetarium, has been a regular on PBS science specials, has written numerous books and given many lectures/podcasts on the subject of space.  He was also appointed by then-President Bush as part of a commission to study the future of the U.S. Aerospace industry, and received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor the organization bestows upon a non-government person.

Time Magazine interviewed him a while back, and this was one of the questions they asked:  “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?”

Videographer Max Schlickenmeyer has taken Tyson’s answer and turned it into a piece of videographic art that will truly inspire you.  Enjoy!

The Most Astounding Fact from Max Schlickenmeyer on Vimeo.



What do you find inspiring?  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,


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