Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Sky

Out early for a walk this morning, just chilly enough for a light sweatshirt. The skies were clear and bright. I thought, as I often do when faced with the infinite, that I'd like to understand it better.

Not all of it, of course. Just to nibble around the edges of it, to know a little about astronomy, for instance.

Overhead for my walk this morning was one of the dippers, the little one, I think, and also Polaris, the North Star.

What a comfort to walk beneath this canopy of light, to feel both small and enlarged at the same time. Because isn't that what infinity does for us? Puts us in our place but also connects us with something larger than ourselves.

(Photo: Earthsky.org; title: Homer Hickham)


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