The night sky

The moon hung in the sky, but it needed something else. Reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of tiny jewels. They twinkled and flickered in the moonlight that now shone upon them.

Exhaling with all his might, he blew them into the vast blackness and watched them settle….

“Whenever you are lost, look up and these will guide you home”

There is no denying the night sky is one of the universe’s most beautiful creations.

At sunset, Day takes its final bow as it passes control to Night. Night slowly shrouds the Earth in its infinite black cloak, full of celestial mysteries.

The moon romances you into looking upward into the night sky. Like an illusion it compels you. The longer you stare, the more the beauty unfolds. Many a person has fallen in love under the charms of a moonlit night.

The night sky is a wonderous sight, full of contradictions. Intimidating yet comforting, full yet empty. Strong yet delicate, with stars that have been thoughtlessly scattered, yet placed with great precision.

It’s spellbinding. You wish for it to whisper its secrets to you, but you know it never will.

At twilight, Night gracefully steps into the background to allow the yawning sun to rise, stretching its golden hues over the horizon of a brand new Day.  Night’s only promise to Earth? To reappear when Day is done and yet again unveil its beauty.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve Walters
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 10:47:56

    Awesomely written! Especially liked the bit “stretching its golden hues over the horizon of a brand new Day.”


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