“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
–Vincent van Gogh
As summer makes its celebrated entrance and we get caught up in the beautiful sunshiny days, it’s easy to forget how glorious the night can be. When most of us think summer, we think sun. But what about the stars? The moon? It’s finally warm enough to stay outside past sundown, and that means gazing up at the night sky.
The night sky is a breathtaking reminder to wonder. When we look at the stars, it’s impossible to count them. There’s no way to know just what’s there. It can make us feel tiny and grand at once. It makes us stop and dream, even if only for a second, and marvel at the enormity of our universe.
This season, make it a point to take time out for the stars. It’s the perfect opportunity to slow down and look up. If you want to learn a bit, download an app or find an interactive map online (there are so many great free resources—just Google “night sky” or “stargazing”). Or, if it suits you, just take a deep breath and let yourself get lost in the wonder. Happy gazing!