11 billion miles

Interstellar space
More to it than you would think
Voyager explores



Many years ago, before I got involved in writing about health, I wrote about space. It piqued my imagination, even when it was the mundane aspects of engineering. Yesterday’s news that Voyager had hit interstellar space really caught my fancy. It takes 17 hours for a radio signal to reach us. The inconceivable distance and time. Abstractions. I have an old poem called “The Astronaut Who Never Landed Reminisces About the Moon,” based on a talk I heard by Buzz Aldridge, who orbited while Armstrong walked. I may have to start reading those articles again, which let my imagination drift. Go Voyager, go! David Bowie should sing about this. I hope the spirit of the late Pat Monk caught a ride.




key words: Voyager, space travel, interstellar space

About Janice

After years of writing--poetry, essays, articles, reports--I turned to drawing as a way to cope with grief over the death of my grandmother. This turn to drawing has become a complete opening to it, and has led to publication of my first picture book, "What Are Mothers For?" A joyful reflection on the long and loving relationships between women of all ages and stages of life.
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2 Responses to 11 billion miles

  1. Mary h. Lynch says:

    Absolutely wonderful. Fires up your mind lets your imagination travel along.

  2. Leonard Monk says:

    Nice picture and remarks. We are starting to relocate the sculpture garden next week-end, I hope. See


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