Moon day: exactly 51 years ago man touched the moon. The “first man” was Neil Amstrong who, on July 20, 1969, uttered the famous phrase “is a small step for man, but a gigantic leap for humanity.” Yet ideally, man reached the moon well before that day. Thanks to your imagination and the ability to dream.
Every dreamer has his Apollo 11
If the “first man”, Neil Amstrong, physically rested his foot on the lunar ground, other modern dreamers did it well before him, but in a metaphorical sense. The history of literature, art and cinema is full of compositions and compositions that have the Moon as their subject. Just think of the famous verses of Giacomo Leopardi, “What are you doing Luna in heaven?”, or the science fiction novel “From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne.
Infact, the cinema has fished from the literature. The first movie of all is “Journey to the Moon” by Georges Méliès which is inspired by the novel of the same name by Verne and H. G. Welles. In this sense, these artists and dreamers metaphorically reached the Moon well before Amstrong. In fact, if the latter has reached lunar soil thanks to the Apollo 11 module, every modern dreamer has instead used a very particular module: who the film, who poetic verses, who colors and brushes.
We are all Neil Amstrong
As a result, we could say that each of us is Neil Amstrong. Of course, in a completely personal and subjective way. In celebrating the “moon day” it is good to remember how the elegant white satellite inspired all those who raised their gaze to the sky by entrusting secrets and thoughts. In this sense, each of us visited the Moon in a long stream of consciousness. This is the secret of being modern dreamers: to be inspired and aspire to reach the moon, round trip.