“There is light and beauty up there, that no shadow can touch.”
~ Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Extended Edition
Maybe within our lifetime, for weeks, the star Betelgeuse will be brighter than a full moon, and be visible during the day, as it goes supernova.
So, the next time you feel yourself despairing because of the state of the world…
…one thing that might help you feel better is remembering this example of light and beauty beyond the reach of man: remembering that, ultimately, the universe is bigger than Earth’s problems.
On a related note:
Two pieces of music that fill me with wonder:
What piece or pieces of music make you think “There is something more out there”?