“I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.”

When I was a little girl growing up in Belarus, I wanted to be an astronaut just like my hero Yuri Gagarin. I wondered what awaited us out in space and wanted to travel to the black hole of the milky way and emerge out into some new universe. Today is the Anniversary his flight into space, making him the first man out there in the unknown. I don’t know what he expected to find but what he didn’t find was God up there, just our beautiful lonely blue planet. On a later mission from which he never returned, I always imagined he went somewhere far far away and finally found what he was looking for…

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