Celebrate Today!, by Ted Ciuba, begins in front of the enchanted castle at Disney World – everybody’s looking off to the east. It’s countdown on the launch of another space shuttle, Discovery!
The family & thousands of spectators struck with awe! These are magic moments in which the most appropriate response is to celebrate!
Here’s how FoxBusiness.com says it, "Cape Canaveral Florida, March 15, 2009. Space Shuttle Discovery and its 7 member crew lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:43 p.m. EDT Sunday, to deliver the final set of power generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station."
Do know, the majesty of the experience, watching it from that vantage point! It looked a lot like you see it on T.V. You’ve seen it in London, UK, or in Sydney, Australia, or in Singapore, Singapore, or any other place in the world… It looked a lot like you see it on T.V. Except the majesty was just so much more!
Saw it going up, saw the big clouds spumming out and actually believed we saw, and did see, the curve, and it was flying upside down, of course I couldn’t see that… I learned that at Kennedy Space Center the following day.
And then saw the 2 booster rockets drop off and, of course, they were aflame and glowing and they dropped into the ocean to be recycled, they’ll be picked up. And they just kept on, kept on, kept on going until eventually it disappeared, just like on T.V.
The majesty was great.
And there was really nothing I could do, I was struck there with awe, the family was struck with awe, thousands of spectators at Disney Park struck with awe… and I’m sharing with you the awe. There are magic moments in which the most appropriate response is to celebrate!
I wish you a life of much celebration!
Oh, and as a matter of fact, I guess I should have been ready for it… Walking into the gates at Disney Park that’s what it says on a banner above the gateway, "Celebrate Today!"