Image: Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night
It was that moment when I was standing on the edge that I began to think about the universe and my place in it. I reflected for some time before arriving at the place I am in now.
Tonight as I look up into the heavens and contemplate the massive universe we live in I realise how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things, whatever that might be.
I remembered travelling to the east one year, during a winter storm, with snow blizzarding around me and me thinking I may have to stop but if I do will I be buried and not be able to find my way out.
None of that happened as it turned out.
But it may me think about how lucky I am to live where I do.
As I stand under the stars on this warm summers night, the myriad of stars twinkling at inestimable distances from earth I see a star shoot across the heavens, it only takes a few seconds, but a tiny moment of wonder for me.
standing looking up
wonders of the universe
in summer magic