As the sun set and the stars began to light the sky, I thought: “I may not be able to see a billion stars…”
But then, I watched the Milky Way spill across the sky. I saw a few planets, twinkling low across the horizon. Phasing in, were thousands upon thousands of sprinkled little lights, shining brightly for unknown millions and trillions of light years, through the darkness of space.
All so we can gaze at them in ushered wonderment.
“I may not be able to see a billion stars, but looking up at this sky removes any doubt that they are out there.”
I was not alone, I was laying across a (still) warm rock with gratitude and faith.