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Tag The Moon Canvas Art by IKONICK
Shooting for the moon is good. Leaving your mark is better.
When we put a man on the moon in 1969 it was a statement of something even greater. It was an answer to President Kennedy's charge eight years prior in 1961. He said, "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth."
And damned if we didn't do just that. We have the footage to prove it. To this day the American flag, plaque, and footprints left behind by Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew remain there as proof of our tenacity against impossibility. We reached for JFK's ambitious goal and we left our mark. Now we can always look up and remember that achievement.
That's just as important a lesson to apply to everyday life. Leaving behind a legacy is how we live past our years on earth. Sadly, those brave astronauts will not live forever, but they will be immortalized for proving the impossible wrong.
Let that message inspire you. Wherever your life takes you, leave your mark.
Consider the expression of graffiti. Whether it exists to beautify an industrial part of town with a mural, indicate a gang's territory, or make a political statement, it's all proof someone was there. It's the planting of a flag. It symbolizes a moment in time and space that someone wanted to commemorate.
In time, other artists (or city officials) will paint over the work—there might even be a future where the flag on the moon will have to be removed—but for however long it remains, it symbolizes a legacy.
Maybe you're no good with spray paint. Find another way to leave your mark.
It could be as simple as doing a favor for a stranger. That act of kindness could be what they need to turn their life in a better direction. It could be organizing a movement to benefit something bigger than yourself. Or even writing a song that ends up giving someone a more positive perspective.
Everything we create in life has a ripple effect.
"Tag the Moon" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK illustrates an important lesson. We only have one life on earth, so create your legacy and be remembered beyond it.