i wanted to be an astronaut when i was a little boy.
rapt and wrapped in the endless darkness of eternal velvet black.
all that atomic fusion and infinite violence
creates a vivid illusion of peace and silence.
i lose myself in the stars every night.
i lose myself in the clouds every day.
i fall up.
sometimes i lay on my back and feel the earth spin.
you can almost hear the music of the spheres.
it's an amazing sensation.
"every day before you die,
take the time to see the sky."
that is a little poem i have taught my children.
i tell them that the sky is god's canvas.
and he paints a new picture every second.
so you will never see the same sky twice.
even an overcast grey day is a beautiful masterpiece in the eye of the beholder.
i teach them that rain is fresh water from empty air. it's a miracle!
they have learned to look up whenever they think they have personal problems, to put things into perspective.
you can go to heaven anytime. it is right there above us.
i will share some of my favourite links with you.NIGHT
: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/npp/all/ DAY