We can all use some hope, right?
I make no secret of my love for Norse mythology and the Norse gods —I’m looking at you Loki, Lady Hel, and Freyja!
And my journey to the gods started long ago.
I’m an 80’s kid. I grew up with an interest in the space program. It was a time when things like Space Camp, Space Balls, and all things Star Wars and Star Trek propelled people to look to the stars.
Luckily, when I was in 6th grade, my school took a field trip to Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where I got to see and learn so much.
So, this is a natural progression where my love of mythology has clear implications – straight to the moon!
I’m happy to announce that I have been accepted for the Writer on the Moon Project. Created by Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn, this project (and dare I say beacon of much-needed hope) will send a time capsule to the moon for future anthropologists and generations to come.
Cosmology and Mythology go hand and hand. Mythology helps us to understand our world, not only on this planet but the universe. For example, for Norse mythology, the Norse regarded the Milky Way as Yggdrasill, the tree to the nine worlds.
I am ecstatic to be a part of this program. It feels like I’ve been given a booster shot of hope!
You can learn more about the Writers on the Moon project here.
The launch is scheduled for Fall 2021.