“Perhaps the safest thing to do at the outset, if technology permits, is to send music. This language may be the best we have for explaining what we are like to others in space, with least ambiguity. I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging of course, but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning of such an acquaintance. We can tell the harder truths later.”
― Lewis Thomas, biologist: suggestion for initial communication with an extraterrestrial culture.
Just a little thing a young J. Sebastian dashed off one afternoon…
What better love-letter to send to the universe?