To the human mind, the infinite is a difficult concept to grasp. We are not infinite (at least not the corporeal version of ourselves that lives and dies on this planet). And while the definite end we face may be frightening, is it not more frightening to consider the possibility that we are somehow infinite? That everything we do and everything we are contributes to a world will be remembered long after our bodies expire? Given this knowledge, should we not try harder, be better, and work to achieve the things we know we are capable of, as well as the things we only dream of?
When Buzz Lightyear quipped, "To Infinity and Beyond," he didn't know the half of it. Or did he? The polycarbonate plastic that encases his toy soul will outlive us all. Frightening prospect, that. Why not take a page out of Buzz's handbook and embrace the everlasting, the ever-being -- the infinite? This month, we invite you to consider the tiny spec that is the Earth in the context of the vast infinity of space and time. It takes a brave heart and a determined mind to stare into the infinite and say, "Let's do this." That being said, we're all in.