I saw the stars today. It wasn’t the first time but that doesn’t matter.
I saw the Sun. Burning. Orange behind distant trees. A million cowering Earths. Hopelessly far; right there. Death. Life.
I saw it. I knew.
And then I saw the Plough and the Pleiades. Orion and Taurus and Mars. Minutes. Billions of years. Me.
It felt good.
I came inside and went to bed.
“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself” – Carl Sagan.