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Dear Jupiter

You don't know me, and perhaps you never will. But in my heart I am certain that we have at least one thing in common. We have the same Creator. A few weeks shy of six years ago, an American Satellite was launched your way. I remember it well, and decided to observe and track the success of the mission. You are very huge; *1300 earths will fit inside of you? Unbelievable! And you are also a very great distance from me.** It's amazing that it took nearly five years to reach you, even going 30,000 mph. We are receiving info and photos of you, and in a few months the space craft will crash into you. Last week I heard that you had a storm the size of which was bigger than earth itself. How awesome! We are trying to get to know more about you. I recall learning about you in grade school many years ago. I learned that you were one of the nine planets in our solar system; but I did not realize or remember that you were so large until a few years ago. Jupiter, I think it's great getting to know more about a big brother or created one like yourself. As I understand it, you are presently being encircled, and more pictures are arriving all the time. Can I share something with you? So many stars and objects out there in the universe are falling and often crashing into each other. It appears everything out there is in constant motion, and over time, they burn up. Some have crashed into earth; and I personally saw a big crater in Arizona nearly forty years ago. At some point, everything and everybody comes to an end. Here's what I'm thinking. I have a Biblical world view about the creator and as a human, I expect my body to die and decay. My faith in Christ compels me to believe that my spirit will never die. Long story short, since God has made our universe so vast and measureless, I have often wondered if some of our time in eternity will be spent exploring the universe. Jupiter, you may recall that I stated earlier that perhaps you and I will never meet. However, If for some reason this idea of mine proves true, I should expect to request a visit with you. Until then, I shall continue enjoying the beautiful pictures of you. 07232017cjPS; *Wikipedia:1.4313×1015 km3[3][b]1,321 Earths; **Space.com: Ranges from 365 to 601 million miles

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Date: 8/18/2017 10:57:00 AM
Fascinating write and great idea! Congrats on POTD! Regs Sunita :)
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Date: 8/10/2017 3:55:00 AM
Wonderful personification Curtis. Congratulations on getting POTD, so well deserved...Maria
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Date: 8/9/2017 3:10:00 PM
Congratulations on having this wonderful creative piece honored with POTD Curtis! : )
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curtis johnson
Date: 8/9/2017 4:17:00 PM
Thank you, Connie
Date: 8/9/2017 12:46:00 PM
- Congratulation on your p.o.t.d. Curtis :) - ... A nice conversation with Jupiter :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/9/2017 4:18:00 PM
Thanks. You're so kind.
Date: 8/9/2017 12:34:00 PM
Congratulation on POTD, Curtis, I enjoyed reading the conversation you had with Jupiter . ~*
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Date: 8/9/2017 10:20:00 AM
What a brilliant and well thought out write Curtis. I also love the way you professed your faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. Like you I believe the universe was created by God, and I have often thought the same as you. and that perhaps part of eternity will be spent exploring the universe God has given us. God bless and congrats on POTD.
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Date: 8/9/2017 10:01:00 AM
congrats on POTD.
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Date: 8/9/2017 9:38:00 AM
Something very unique on ps. "He sets the stars in their courses." I so enjoyed this piece. Congratulations!
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Date: 8/9/2017 8:28:00 AM
Congratulations Curtis for POTD honors...
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Date: 8/9/2017 8:00:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Curtis
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Date: 8/9/2017 7:43:00 AM
Congratulation on your awesome POTD John :)
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Date: 8/9/2017 6:46:00 AM
Good dialogue with Jupiter--Like the ending. Congrats on POTD!
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Date: 8/9/2017 6:26:00 AM
This is wonderful Curtis. I have recently learned that Jupiter's great mass and thus gravity has protected the earth from many such collisions, thus our existence has much to thank for Jupiter. Thoroughly enjoyed, congratulations on potd!
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Date: 8/8/2017 7:02:00 AM
I do love poetry about space and the planets; this is one of my favorites, now. Well done, Sir.
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Date: 8/7/2017 10:43:00 PM
This is very refreshing, Curtis - I know that's an odd adjective to use, but I so enjoy intelligent, creative souls who still know how to tap into that child's view of imagination, as you have done here. Oh, we talk a lot about keeping "the child's heart", but becoming an adult means becoming pretty rigid in our beliefs and view of the world, and our imaginings often suffer that stain. You have kept you child's heart close, and it makes for such a wonderful piece of poetry ... loved it!
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