Last night, we were told, was a night for seeing shooting stars. I am not sure whether I saw any. The brilliance of the sky was such that even the passing moths were illumined by the light of the stars. I only spent a few minutes gazing at the night sky but it was an unforgettable sight. How we walk around blinkered to the beauty that is all around us. I read recently somewhere to think of the effect upon us all if the stars came out only once in a thousand years, how we would be astonished by the wonder of it all. It would surely be a life changing event. I went to bed with my curtains open wide so that I could immerse myself in the glory of it.
Today I shall take note of the passing clouds and tonight I shall be gazing at stars.