I need to try to look at the big picture more often.
I'm feeling very contemplative tonight. I think I might go for a walk in the neighborhood. It will probably be a short one though. I'm a scaredy cat when its dark. Especially when I'm in N.E.
I used to walk out in my neighborhood all the time when I used to live at my house in the north suburbs where I grew up. At least twice a week during the summer, I would sneak out of my house and walk out to the nearest sod farm, which was only a 1/4 mile away, and lay down and stare at the stars for an hour or so. They're so much easier to see when you live 30 miles outside the city, as opposed to 5 miles. I miss that house and neighborhood so much. Hopefully my Papa will get out of the hospital soon so he can live back in it.
When looking at the stars its so easy to feel incredibly small and unimportant, yet so complete and connected to the world. It's an eerie sort of peace. Or perhaps unnerving.
I get a similar feeling when I look at this image.