The Simple Life #9: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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

Orion's Belt

Orion's Belt

I came home late from playing volleyball until 2am and as I got out of the car, I look up at the starry sky. It is a clear night and the stars are shining bright which made me smile and the time didn’t matter nor did my physical exhaustion.

I stopped and stared at the night sky to search for my favourite constellation, Orian’s belt and then my next favourite is always close by which is the big dipper. It was right above me and for some reason it always makes me feel happy and safe.  It isn’t often that I see the stars out for the city lights overpower the stars or I am just not out late enough.  Therefore, when I do get to see the stars shining bright I truly take in the moment and appreciate it like it was my last for I never know when I’ll see the stars out again.

“It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the
brightest stars.”
― Richard Evans

I learned about constellations when I was a child in elementary school. Our teacher had someone come to our school to teach us about it. We stepped in to the gymnasium and a dome shaped tent was setup in the middle and was held up with a powerful fan which circulates air throughout the dome. We had to crawl in through the small opening where you sit around a projector. I remember sitting down as they taught us about the constellations and planets.  I was simply amazed.  For the teacher’s out there, the ROM offers a Travelling Starlab Program if you are interested in teaching your students about the stars.

Starlab Planetarium Mobile Dome

Don’t forget to look up at night to search for the stars for it is a truly amazing!

 The Simple Life.