I’m thankful for starry night skies tonight. Last night the lights were out and it was unusually clear of smog and I looked up, as I usually do, but unlike other nights where I could pick out one or two stars, I immediately found Orion. And then Pleiades and Cygna.
And it was so comforting to see them hanging in the night sky out here. It’s been a little saddening to me to not be able to see any of my favorite constellations because of the smog and the walls around me. Sometimes I feel like I’m on a different planet because of how different everything is out here. The water is different, the food is different, the culture is different, and the night sky doesn’t even seem the same.
Seeing those stars last night, the same familiar stars I’ve seen since I was a child, helped me to feel like I was not so far away after all.
And I’m thankful for the stars.