I bumped into this at the right time maybe. The world needed someone like this person called Carl Sagan very much. And after he's gone, we realised we need more people like him. Unfortunately, there won't be one.
If we all really are 'star stuff' like he said, I wish there are more coming from the one that gave him. Perhaps because he's the one who taught me that one glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. Or for imprinting on the grooves of my mind that the universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
Yesterday's news of legalisation of cannabis in Canada should be dedicated to him for being one of the cornerstones of the awareness movement on the necessity for legalisation and regularisation of the recreational marijuana.
I hope he's smiling from somewhere in the Cosmos.