In 1990, as the Voyager I sailed away from Earth, it snapped a photograph of our planet from more than 4 billion miles away. That photograph revealed our planet as a speck in our solar system and was referred to as the pale blue dot.
In a commencement speech astronomer Carl Sagan gave for the public release of this photograph, he said:
“If you look at it you see a dot…That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives…it is our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
The owners of blue dot cafe and coffee bar take this notion to heart. We’re all one people on one planet. We’re all interconnected and have an equal stake in the future.
In coming up with the name for our café we felt this sentiment embodied the environment we want to create. As members of this wonderful community on this wonderful planet, we want everyone to feel welcome and connected. Blue dot is a gathering place. Gathering places are essential to the well-being of neighborhoods and communities…and, by extension…the entire pale blue dot.