“Per aspera ad astra or Ad astra per aspera is a Latin phrase which means any of the following: “Through hardships to the stars”, “A rough road leads to the stars” or “To the stars through difficulties”.” (via)

My friend Sandra sometimes sends me little sets of three photos, and leaves it up to me to come up with a story that binds them all together – in this case, some Latin that I stumbled across while reading up on Jack Parsons, the “brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist […]  one of the country’s top chemical engineers, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the inventor of the solid fuel that would take man to the moon.”

Jack once visited me in a dream, in the form of comics great Jack Kirby, and told me some great big important secret that I would only be able to recall when the time is right.

Still waiting, Jack(s).