“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” - Sarah Williams
This quote by actress and author Sarah Williams has always resonated with me, especially on clear summer nights.
When I was younger, my family would often go for walks around the lake near our house after dinner.
We would watch the fireflies and try to catch them in jars. The stars would reflect off the calm water and it felt like anything was possible.
Now that I am older, I appreciate those moments even more.
They are a reminder of a time when life felt simpler and more innocent.
In spite of the challenges we face, looking up at the stars can help us to remember that there is something beautiful and good in the world.
It is a moment of peace and sobriety in an otherwise chaotic world – a moment when we can appreciate all that we have achieved.