Being a chronic city dweller in a pollution bound urban paradise, it is next to impossible to see the stars in the heavens unless for some reason you find yourself several states away somewhere far removed from the sprawl of civilization. There is that time when your earthly horizon approaches the reach of the Sun’s rays again. When the Stygian darkness of night is dispelled and color is re-introduced to the sky overhead in stages. Light wispy blues fade into view and then turn incrementally to aquas announcing the dissolution of those tiny bright flickers overhead. And the inky blankness is erased slowly across from horizon to horizon. The lower reaches of the atmosphere then focus a glow dull orange all around. And the cold insistence of animal quiescence over human activity is broken down by degrees. We as microbes below this staggering immensity are returned to our finite mental confines of a blue domed tiny world rescued once more from the incomprehensible apparition of the cosmos stretched out in every direction past infinity.
The nightly heavens conjuring uncountable possibilities as grist for the mill of the unconscious imagination while the rational focuses upon the day and the brilliance of that one overwhelming brilliant presence of the Sun. Our fates and destinies being self-inscribed, both individually and as a group, precisely positioned upon some fixed reference on a perpetually turning wheel known as the earth. The complex conundrums of the associated phenomena of solar relationships offering us as a species an alternating vantage point. If you choose to believe that one’s existence is afar and apart from all surroundings, then you are addicted simply to focus on the light of day. If you are caught in the wondrous mystery of something unimaginably far and unbelievably greater existing beyond yourself, you can’t help but ponder how far these connections run to and from those little twinkling dots. But if you embrace the worlds betwixt you might develop familiarity with both and possibly discover untold worlds in-between.