“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.”
-Vincent Van Gogh-
“What are these glowing items above us?”
Sailor turned his head to the nighttime sky.
“Those are called stars. They’re mostly made up of the two lightest elements, hydrogen and helium. All of them, except the sun, lie outside of the earth’s solar system. They fuse atoms in their core to produce heat and light. The closest star is Proxima Centauri and it’s 4.2 light years away. The sun is only 92.96 miles away. First glance at the nighttime sky is always beautiful with the naked eye. But, when I look into the small lens of a telescope, I’m never completely ready for the way it makes me feel. Some of the one billion trillion other stars of which remain unobservable without a telescope, become visible. It’s incredible and cues a symphony of mixed emotions inside my heart. I feel not only amazement, but also curiosity. I wonder how many things in life can seem one way to the naked eye while carrying more meaning and depth beyond what we can see.” Joel pondered.
Sailor made a low hum noise. The kind he always made while processing and storing information. “Maybe time is a star. Just because one can’t see beyond the present doesn’t mean there isn’t more there. Metaphorically, maybe faith is a telescope to see into the future and know more is there.”
“Maybe you’re right,” Joel said, looking up at the sky.
-Excerpt from ‘And Winter Came’-
Release Date: February 17, 2020
•Sky View Number Fifteen•
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