Several times this past week, I’ve had occasion to look at the stars. It is something I love to do, to just sit and look at the stars and ponder. I can pick out the Big Dipper, some other constellations and sometimes a planet. Planets have a different glow, a somewhat different color, (thanks to what I learned in Astronomy). I enjoy applying that little bit of knowledge.
I often think, what are other people doing who are looking at the stars? Do they share my wonder? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But I know when I can see them, I do wonder in their exquisite beauty. The stars “put on a show for free”. (thanks to Joni Mitchell).
A poem I wrote once, encapsules my thoughts:
its beauty envelopes
The stars twinkle
I hope to keep on listening.