As I was packing up my telescope at midnight last night, calling it a night from our Star Party, I decided to take a short walk. And I did so looking up.
The milky way was rising, and as civilization was shutting down, it was getting darker and clearer. There was so much detail, so much horizon, so much beauty. And the universe just stopped, and stared back at me.
The kind of calm and quiet doesn’t happen that often. And after a long and hectic week, it was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries.