A twist on the old saw: Put millions of good cameras in the hands of millions of people, and beauty will result.
Not that beauty will ALWAYS result, but that there will be much beauty found, if for no other reason we have a really beautiful planet.
It’s a commercial, sure. I still like it.
With poetry from Carl Sagan. (It’s not poetry? That’s just the way he wrote?)
And if you want to share it, here’s the YouTube version from Apple:
Spoken text (done by Sagan himself?) comes from Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan’s paean to Earth:
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is no where else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate.
Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.
I wish I’d had this stuff when I was younger; so many beautiful places and people I must recall with only the images in memory!
- “Astronomer Carl Sagan Begs Us to Cherish the Earth in Apple’s Latest ‘Shot on iPhone’ Spot
User-Created Spot Seems to Have a Political Message,” Alexandra Jardine, Creativity Online, June 8, 2017