This was written in response to day 26 of Jilly’s 28 Days of Unreason challenge. The quote was, “On some clear nights in the country the stars can exhaust us” ~ Jim Harrison
I saw stars every summer when I went camping. Late at night, my friends and I would lie on top of a large rock, talking, looking up at the sky. Without the glaring artificial lights, we’d take in the amazing sight of a sky full of stars. We could not identity every constellation, but how amazing it was that there were so many, hidden when we were in the city!
I no longer go camping — the stars’ beauty is relegated to memory — but in some ways I am still resting on that rock as I remember:
Though we cannot see,
We have friends in high places
Looking down at us.