Did you ever sit and watch the world by looking down,
From up a lofty mountaintop or highest hill around?

There's something in the landscape, when it's shrunk by distance too,
That makes you feel apart from all the world within your view,

A sense of awesome power comes to one who watches thus,
A little megalomania must reside in all of us,

The higher up the mountain peak you manage to ascend,
The more impressive nature is, the less the works of men,

If you could just get high enough, Apollo crews have shown,
Our world to insignificance would dwindle, you alone

Would realize our tiny Earth is far from being grand,
It's just the merest speck a-swinging 'round a grain of sand.

by D. Edgar Murray