This year it is the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. It seems that the human race has always been obsessed with exploring the unknown (better to put it this way than say conquering what cannot be conquered). Fifty years later, we are still trying to reach places that seem impossible to be reached. However, searching for life somewhere out there tends to keep us away from living our lives on Earth.
Today we were at the Acropolis in the city of Lindos. While standing on the top of that hill looking at the sea it seemed to be bluest than ever. And for the first time we didn’t speak, we didn’t discuss anything, we didn’t have any comment to add, we were just standing there silent, amazed by this blue mass of water and its enormous strength and power.
It may not seem like that, but surface of the Moon is more explored and known than it is life underwater. We’ve sailed for about eight days, and, to be honest, we don’t know much more about the sea than at the time when we started our trip. Maybe we know how to put up sails, how to tie some fancy knots, how to take care of the anchor during the night, but the sea is still unknown. We only know that it should be respected and cherished, because it deserves it.
Humans might think they’ve conquered a lot of places, they’ve improved their technology and infrastructure, they’ve learned everything about Earth and life on it (and not only on it, but also somewhere far, far away), but what they forget is that whenever you think you’ve realized everything, nature finds its way to prove you wrong. We are small, and will always will be. Sooner we deal with it, the better it will get. That realization will hopefully stop us from conquering the places that should not belong to us, but it should not stop us from trying to make better all of those things that we’ve already ruined.
Tomorrow, when we all go home, we might never sail again, but what we’ve experienced and learned here, will never be forgotten and unused, that’s one thing we can promise to you.