Starry, Starry Night

I’m sure you’ve all recited this song as a child, “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star”. Last night , as I was walking the beach at dusk, the sky was transformed from a grayish-purplish hue to a total black-ink darkness in a matter of ten minutes or so. Then gradually, the sky became dotted with stars, tiny specks of sparkling silver , as though someone from heaven was sprinkling a large container of glitter. I was in awe, as well as experiencing some slight neck pain from constantly looking up.

Unlike the song says,”…up above the sky so high, like a diamond in the sky..”, these stars seemed so low, like only an arm’s length away. A spectacular show, free of charge! In addition to the visual beauty I was gazing upon, the ocean’s waves added to the audio portion of this show-stopper. Walking on the soft sand, and feeling the mild, gentle ocean breeze, well, it was pretty indescribable. Which then reminded me of another song. This one by Chris Tomlin, appropriately titled,”Indescribable”. I couldn’t get these words from the song out of my head,”….You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name..” He really is an amazing God.

I wish I could have captured the awesome site in a photo, but then, I don’t think it would have done it any justice. Vincent Van Gogh tried to capture a starry night in his famous painting. He did it in his own impressionist style, but no comparison to the real thing. (Sorry Vincent). I’ll just have to go to the beach again tonight and the next and the next….

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