One evening when I was picking my daughter up from her piano lesson, the instructor gave her some kind of certificate. Across the top it said, “Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
I’ve seen this phrase before. I’ve never found it particularly inspiring.
When we got in the car my daughter said, “What a dumb certificate.”
I looked over at her. She had it on her lap, and wasn’t wearing any expression on her face.
“You don’t like it?”
“The moon is much closer to us than the stars.”