Ed and I were courting in the mid 1930s, we often studied
the stars at night, and I began my life-long
interest in the heavens. Through the years I have kept
up with astronomy news and have been entranced by the writings
of Stephen Hawking and others. Now, I lie back in my
lounge chair on my patio, in chilly weather and warm summer,
in the changing scene.
is nothing so comforting as knowing that the stars are
in their rightful place, the planets behaving as they
should. Universal order counteracts the chaotic changes
in the world around us. Mark gave me a telescope which
for several years, but I prefer the binoculars that Ed gave
me on my 30th birthday, for they are easier to use.
I come in from viewing the heavens with a deep sense of
awe and reverence for this planet, this cosmos, and the God
that fashioned it.
I am made of the same elements as the stars!
I am part and parcel of the cosmos!