This is Sirius

Now listening to All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran


I could not recall a positive moment that simply took my breath away. But when I looked up into the star-filled Ugandan sky, my breath disappeared like the moon in the morning.

After a long day of work, we were walking home in the darkness when we saw it for the first time – the beauty of a clear, evening sky.



We ended up going back to our compound and laying in the grass. We stared at the stars – searching for something we didn’t know if we would find. It didn’t seem possible. How could we presently be looking into the past? How could something be so ever-present yet so far gone?

I felt so small. Yet, I felt so big. We, as humans, are ultimately nothing in the grand scheme of the universe. But, at the same time, if something can leave such an impact to the point that you can still see it after it’s gone, then who says that we can’t do the same?

I don’t know. It’s all very existential. It’s greater than we could possibly understand.

It makes everything seem infinite.


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