Lying on the wet, cold, green grass with my head tilted back, my eyes glued to the vast black sky above, illuminated by what looks to be small light bulbs. Stars my father told me, they were called stars, the minute light bulbs finally had a name. Years of looking out the window before bed wondering what they could be. Something about stars made me curious about the universe. All over this world people are able to look at the very same stars up in the sky, each person has the opportunity to share their beauty and their light. I believe that no matter the color of a person’s skin, the money one has in their pocket, the religion they believe in, the country they live in, all on this earth have the same freedom to gaze above in the hours of darkness and see the stars.
Some people take the stars for granted and do not truly appreciate the masterpiece they create in the sky. Without stars the night sky would be a limitless black canvas. Stars work ones imagination to dream of the impossible, to think of the extraordinary universe we live in. Each night when the sun goes down and the blue sky fades to black, the stars appear, trillions of them. The beauty that emerges from the atmosphere beyond what the eye can see is remarkable. Learning the information astronomers have found about stars is breath taking, the fact that a star is a ball of gas that is held together by gravity in its core, and that it releases energy as light, which is visible to the human eye, allowing us to view the stars for ourselves. Stars come in all different temperatures, sizes and colors, and have a certain lifespan for which they glow. Tales, songs, and books about stars have all been shared throughout the world. People have many different beliefs and views on stars; they can be portrayed as a loved one who has passed, a picture in the sky, or one particular star that is said to help lead the way home. When I look up into the sky I see the most beautiful piece of artwork God has put in this universe, the most complex, intricate, elaborate art. I know that even though I cant see beyond the stars, that there is more to this universe than this earth, and that we are only one minor piece to the immeasurable puzzle we call space. Each and every person has the same exact access to stars as any other person; all they need to do is look up into the night sky and imagine the wonders of the universe.