He considered his answer carefully. Finally, he said that there was nothing he would like more in the world than to see his mother and father again, but that he had no reason—and no evidence—to support the idea of an afterlife, so he couldn’t give in to the temptation.
Then he told me, very tenderly, that it can be dangerous to believe things just because you want them to be true. You can get tricked if you don’t question yourself and others, especially people in a position of authority. He told me that anything that’s truly real can stand up to scrutiny.
Sasha Sagan, describing a time she asked her father, Carl Sagan, about life after death
Right before I took this photo a giant wave came up and soaked me and my camera, so even though I wiped down my camera the lens had these water marks on it and resulted in this soft focus…but yeah cool cool.