Photographer Kindra Nikole "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." "The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries." - Carl Sagan "Today's photo gets two quotes, because Carl Sagan is awesome, and I couldn't decide. I am actually nauseated from the hours I've spent staring at the screen working on this edit. This is a concept I thought up a few weeks ago, and I *really* wanted to do it justice. Many thanks to some of my amazing flickr buddies who offered up advice on various editing aspects; huzzah for constructive criticism and growth! I found this location a little over a week ago and knew it was perfect. Then I had the good fortune of working with the stunningly beautiful Casstronaut, who couldn't have done a better job modeling this concept. I have always been in love with learning about space since I was a little girl--it's so mysterious, humbling, and beyond human understanding. Attempting to wrap one's mind around the vastness that exists is virtually impossible. If I were able, I'd star gaze every single night of my life until the day I cease to exist."