This morning I read a list of influential and prominent people who died the past year. Many I do not recall such as the former king of Cambodia. Others with familiar names do not matter to me. These are people either famous for being famous or merely unworthy of recognition.
So, who on that list does cause me to pause and remember? At the top of my list is Neil Armstrong. Many summer days found a much, much younger me on my back in a local park smelling the grass and gazing at the sky waiting for sight of anything flying higher than local birds. Back then, summer clouds were magical, big, puffy, and floating by so slowly.