There are times when looking back is a pleasure, and times when it's very painful.
I was living in New Hampshire at the time of this disaster. Christa McAulliffe was our teacher. Every child of school age in the state of New Hampshire was watching when the Challenger disintegrated, and many of us "working stiffs" were glued to television sets in conference rooms and anywhere else we could find a television set.
Maybe it was time-delayed. But even 20 years later, those images are fresh and immediate to me.
Say a prayer today in memory of those astronauts who indeed reached out and touched the face of God.
Friday, January 27, 2006 | Posted by Omnibabe at 3:12 PM