I am a Florida native. Growing up, we lived in the shadow of NASA.
When in elementary school in Cocoa, we were near the Canaveral seashore, and you could almost read the words on the side of rockets when they launched. Space exploration has always colored the way I look at things.
I like the idea that men always see themselves as soldiers and pilots, heroes in uniform. The guy in his space suite, and the lady in the summer dress are never going to come together.
Close, but unattainable, their relationship is a timeless narrative of desire and need unfulfilled—another classic love story.