For Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee

Space seems like the garbled
note of a loon beyond the context
of light. Who calls the hand
heavy or almost right?
Why expect a new word
to understand the world.

from page 270 of Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster, 2000