To bookend our our big Earth Week celebration, it seemed only fitting that this week’s Freebie Friday quote be about Earth’s overshadowed twin sister.
The song Fly Me to the Moon — originally titled “In Other Words" — was written by Bart Howard in 1954. Notable versions of this much-recorded song include ones by Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Connie Francis and Westlife.
However, the most famous version is Frank Sinatra’s 1964 recording that was played on the Apollo 10 mission while it orbited the Moon. (It’s also the first music heard on the Moon when it was played on a portable cassette player by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin after he stepped out onto the lunar surface.)
The immortal lyrics "Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars” also inspired us to create the popular Fly Me To The Moon Big Raven Yoga mat. This spirited design not only takes you to the moon, it inspires and encourages you to keep reaching for the stars (while keeping your feet on the ground — thank you, Casey Kasem!)
Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars. — Bart Howard