As we contemplated our departure on an intergalactic space odyssey we keenly watched the sky for hints of blue and light. Clouds on the horizon and above. Questioning thoughts of if the rains would hold off. But upon arrival to the gates of the space elevator it was clear our risk was worth it and our destiny clear. Climbing through space. An other worldly experience. Exposure. Beauty. Full on living, breathing, life. Risks taken proven to be worth it.