The sky communes with the heavens. Lucky sky.
Then it reaches down and touches us. Lucky us.
Yet the sky isn’t one thing — it’s many things.
And the heavens aren’t many things — they’re everything.
Only the God who made them can see further than they.
The sky and the heavens are His canvas
and the clouds and the stars are His paints.
But for whom does He paint?
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View of Crimson Cliffs from house
ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula (also known Abell 21 and Sharpless 2-274). As the star at the heart of this nebula made its final transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colourful cloud. The image foreshadows the final fate of the Sun, which will eventually also become an object of this kind.
“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.” ~Jandy Nelson
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
‘You owe me.’”
“There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world that he had never seen or felt or realized before.” ~Neil Gaiman (Stardust)
“I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost.” ~Charlotte Brontë
“Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.” ~Vera Nazarian
“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is one spectacle grander than the sea—that is the sky. There is one spectacle grander than the sky—that is the interior of the soul.”