Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Stars

I did something last night not too many people do either because they live in cities where it is more difficult and mostly impossible because of ambient artificial light or they live in rural areas, but are not aware of the profound experience that awaits them in a few short steps from the door.

I walked out of the house and clear of the trees and looked up.

It was a Macy’s window at Christmas clear night. Speckled stars of light bedecked the cosmos. Galaxies swirled in their pins of brilliance and the Milky Way shone a path to the universe that only the eye can translate into the mind of wonder.

Emerson once wrote: “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.”

I did.

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