I think a lot of people that live in non-cloudy, non-city parts of the world often take the night sky for granted. I thought of that because today I looked up and the night sky was clearer than usual. I can see the twinkling of 5-6 specs in the distance.
Makes me really miss Australia, where I could look up and see the dark skyline filled with shinny stars. I loved looking at that. More than your average person. It was just so beautiful, gave me a sense of awe, peace and perspective at the same time.
I have pretty much resigned to fate that I am stuck here alone in this hot cloudy mess for life. But for all of you out there lucky enough to have clear, crisp night skies, remember to look up tonight. Take a few minutes to admire the beauty of what lies beyond our tiny planet.