This is your world, as seen from outer space. Outer Space...........isn't that a quaint term? I guess I'm showing my age here.
I'm not quite sure where this pic was taken from; either the International Space Station, or the Space Shuttle, but I think it is one of the loveliest images I have ever seen! It's also a magnificent image, because it gives us a perspective of scale, that is truly humbling. Note the thunderstorm in the center left of the picture. See the anvil extending high into the troposphere? That is a massive thunderstorm, yet it looks so small in comparison to its surroundings, in just this one little section of our planet.
We are even smaller, far smaller in fact, in comparison to that thunderstorm. We might as well be ants...............such is our significance in the overall scheme of things........or is it? Actually, I think we have an individual significance, far greater than our relatively microscopic stature would indicate, and a collective significance even greater than that huge thunderstorm!
At least I know that's true of all of you!