This summer I got to enjoy a clear starry night with almost no light pollution. It felt surreal. I was captivated by their beauty and amazed at how many stars are available for our viewing pleasure each night but how rarely we are actually able to see them. Where I live, light pollution rules the sky, which is why I seek out places where the light has yet to take the throne.
One night this summer while camping on a beach I was inspired to write a few words that express my love for the stars. Today I want to share that with you in honor of summer, in honor of time, in honor of life.
Beneath the Great Unknown
There’s something special about gazing at the stars
No light pollution, city noise or cars
We smile as we get lost beneath the great unknown
No interruptions, no reception on our phone
The midnight chill dominates the air
The conversation’s steaming, feet are bare
We lie beneath the studded sky
Talking about what ifs and whys
We ponder about what the future holds
While the worlds greatest show, in front of us unfolds
Our ears are tuned into the ocean
And just like that, worry becomes a silly notion
I see the universe reflecting in your eyes
Childish, beautiful yet wise
Today we found a new dimension
A place of wonder, kindness, and intention
This moment we will forever own
A king and queen under the stars
swinging on their throne
With love, Alyana
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