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The Milky Way

I feel sure that the decline of spirituality in the modern world, not even religious belief but a connection to something other than sheer materialism - and the complete absence of care in society for our world - is due entirely to the awfulness of light pollution.

No one can fail to be moved by the stars.
helenS · 36-40, F
Another reason why living in the country is better! You can look up to the star-flaming heavens, shake your head speechlessly, and start crying over the beauty of the universe.
Did you know that the beauty of this world is contained in the beauty of the equations which describe it?
RuthGratiaArtis · 26-30, F
@helenS Mathematics is (to me!) almost incomprehensible, but it doesn't stop it being beautiful <3
helenS · 36-40, F
@RuthGratiaArtis Beauty is a valid criterion for scientific truth, according to my maths teacher, this genius man. He said laymen likely will not find a raw symmetrical equation to be beautiful, but experienced physicists or mathematicians will be able to see the inherent beauty.
NotJamieM · 46-50, M
Whenever I'm hiking or camping in more "natural" areas, my favorite thing is to lie back and look at the stars. They are so much more vivid!
mainvane · 61-69, M
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
Lost connections...
Tukudo · 41-45, M
Looking up the sky makes relax to mind! But nowadays people are always looking down as they lost some coins!
Pretzel · 61-69, M
it does tend to remind us how inconsequential we are, doesn't it.
That's a very poetic thought.
And can be extrapolated to many things.
Rambler · M
A lot of truth in that….that’s a beautiful photo
Scarfface · 46-50, M
I'm lucky to see the odd star
Lovely 😊
MrAverage1965 · 61-69, M
That's an interesting thought.
The night sky is truly amazing when you can actually see it in detail.
that's beautiful I've never seen the stars as bright as those

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