Twinkle, Twinkle – Gazing At The Stars

Do you ever look up at the stars for hours at a time? It seems like the longer you gaze the more stars appear. It’s amazing to think that the light we see emanating from stars is actually billions of years old, traveling through time to reach us on Earth. Historically, the stars hold great importance to us. They have been part of religious ceremonies, navigation, communication, and metaphysical belief systems. In fact, our entire sense of time – our calendar – is based off of our closest star: the sun. We give names to constellations and create star charts in an effort to understand the vastness of our universe, but we still cannot fully comprehend just how small we are. Maybe in some other lifetime we will have the technology to reach the furthest stars in the universe.

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
-Stephen Hawking

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
-Og Mandino

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
-Marilyn Monroe

“When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
-Oscar Wilde

“I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment.”
-Maria Mitchell

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”
-Bill Watterson

“There could be shadow galaxies, shadow stars, and even shadow people.”
-Stephen Hawking

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