They are so amazing; in my opinion, some of the most beauitful “art” in all of existence. I try to spend a few minutes each night enjoying their splendor from my yard, however,cloudy skies have prevented me the first half of this week, leaving me somewhat downhearted. Tonight I am blessed with a glorious full moon, which is equaly remarkable, so my spirits have lifted. I think lack of stars os one of my biggest problems with cities, it makes me feel like I am not really in the world, but somehow lidded in by opaque cellohane.
On a somewhat odder note, the summer before jr. high, they re-did the highway right past my house, and my friends and I would lie down at night in between the yellow stripes and try to find (or make-up) constalations in-between traffic, aprox. 19 minutes per round. The new asphalt felt soft enough, but we soon had to stop b/c the road did not stay clean long. It had a great un-obstructed sky view, also it still felt warm long past sunset.
PLEASE NOTE: This was many years ago and I now realize how unwise it is to lie on a highway at night, even if it has no traffic. I DO NOT SUGGEST THAT ANYONE SHOULD EVER PLAY “HIGHWAY STARGASER”