Trajectories

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I absolutely know that Hidden Figures is going to be a treat tomorrow evening – though I’ve avidly watched every trailer available so I’m not sure how much film I’ve yet to see.

NASA’s early ‘Space Race’ successes depended heavily upon the extraordinary mathematical skills of one – segregated – woman. It’s a story that absolutely needs to be heard by every human person on planet earth today. Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson’s ‘working on your trajectories’ makes for one of the ultimate parables.

Taking a demolition hammer to each and every wall and sign that divides human beings – physical or metaphorical, religious, philosophical or political, clears the way for a better, brighter future. The passing of shibboleths once held to be absolute truth (no matter what they are) gives way to discoveries and achievements presently beyond the imaginings of most – but, as Katherine and her friends showed the world, not allĀ …