Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are.

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Star Light, Star Bright is an old English nursery rhyme that in only four lines captures the feeling we all feel when looking up at the sky on a starry night. Which one of us hasn’t looked up on a quiet evening when everything is still and made a wish while focusing our eyes on the twinkling stars? There really is something magical about the night sky with all the wonder it has to offer: stars as far as the eye can see, the Milky Way, comets, constellations, planets, and the moon. It shows us our seasons and gives us wonderful shows like meteor showers and lunar eclipses. But most of all, the night sky full of stars causes us to sit and reflect on our lives and our hopes and dreams.  I don’t know why, but it does. Continue reading