A timely reminder of our universal insignificance

Overheard this on yesterday’s Thought for the Day, and quite liked it:

“From a huge distance, the earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament, hanging in the blackness of space. As we got further and further away it shrank to the size of a marble; the most beautiful marble you can imagine.”

From US astronaut James Irwin, 8th man on the Moon (and, strangely enough, nothing at all to do with this David Walliams character in Little Britain USA).