Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson for July 09, 2022

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    codycab  5 months ago

    The final frontier!

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    Jungle Empress  5 months ago

    Sometimes I feel like the world itself is taunting me.

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    Averagemoe  5 months ago

    Let’s put it this way. The number of atoms in the thickness of an apple’s skin, is the same as the number of whole apples in the thickness of the atmosphere.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  5 months ago

    After Google-ing Clark County, Washington to Graham County, Arizona, it is 1,435.4 miles between me and my maternal grandparents. As for Clark County to Park County, Wyoming when it comes to my paternal grandparents, it is 946.1 miles.

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    Orientation matters. 100 miles down is equally unreachable. Maybe even less reachable.

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    Enter.Name.Here  5 months ago

    Not much gravity to fight against going to granny’s.

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    RuComm  5 months ago

    It’s taunting me too. When I was Phoebe’s age, we were promised moon bases and big wheel-shaped space stations.

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    mischugenah  5 months ago

    Sometimes I sit and stare at the moon and wonder that I’m looking at something more than 200,000 miles away. (I know the sun and stars are further, but the sun is harder to stare at and the stars are harder to comprehend :) )

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    The Reader Premium Member 5 months ago

    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages to grandma’s house…

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    iggyman  5 months ago

    “Boldly going where no one has gone before!”

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    trainnut1956  5 months ago

    Poor Phoebe doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Endless taunting…

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    johndifool  5 months ago

    If you got $250,000 lying around you can hitch a ride on one of Elon Musk’s spaceships…

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    Chalres  5 months ago

    Can unicorns go into space, like Anne McCaffrey’s dragons?

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    Neo Stryder  5 months ago

    No.

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    DHBirr  5 months ago

    No, Phoebe. It’s beckoning you.

    One of the last scenes in the movie Zulu (1964) showed Zulu warriors chanting toward the British soldiers. A lieutenant exclaimed angrily that the Zulus were taunting the Brits, but another man, familiar with Zulu culture, said they were instead saluting the soldiers’ courage.

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    Decepticomic  5 months ago

    Space is overrated. After all, some of the worst people go their, like rich trashbags.

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    Stephen Gilberg  5 months ago

    When C.S. Lewis needed a simile to illustrate different types of closeness, he could have chosen an example…closer to home.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    Just for perspective: Driving at highway speeds, you’d need about an hour to reach space- but about half a year to reach the moon.

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member 5 months ago

    All because of a thing called “escape velocity.”

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Yep. Space is an annoying guy.

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    Daeder  5 months ago

    Space is also taunting Marigold with its sparkly stars!

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 months ago

    You tell ’im, Marigold! True friendship.

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    Sakura Tomoe  5 months ago

    That made me think of an anime titled A Place Further than the Universe. In that case it was referring to the distance from Japan to Antarctica, but the sentiment that space is a mere 100 miles away while Antarctica was thousands is the same.

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