"As a child, Rodney deeply appreciated and was inspired by the beauty and poetry of the natural world. As an adult, he knew intellectually that humanity had come from the Earth and was sustained by it. But this experience was different from any he had had as a child or an adult. The world had opened to him, and he to it, and he felt for the first time a deep personal connection to the sacred web of life. It was at that moment Rodney embraced a whole new purpose for his life-protecting the Earth. "
Astronaut Rodney Thibodeaux, Meanwhile Back on Planet Earth
Source: Meanwhile, Back on Planet Earth, Pages: 9
Contributed by: Earl