For the month of July, we at The Curiositeur, decided to keep sky journals, taking time to meditate on the sky everyday. Creating out of the inspiration that it gives us, it’s a practice of remembering the beauty of the universe and our place therein.
One evening, while watching the night sky and contemplating this stifling week, I heard this song play through my mind:
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
As I still my mind each night I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness for my friends and family that stand by me; especially when mercury was in retrograde, shaking up my life. Also in June, we got to see Venus and Jupiter shining brighter and closer than we have ever known them to be. On these hot, air-conditionerless Paris nights, we are thankful for the laws that guide the cosmos, their rhythms and steadiness; just like the people in our lives that stand by us.
Enjoy these warm evenings with the people you love and remember to gaze at the sky for a moment of gratitude and inspiration.
Photo Credit: Chagall, Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat, 1949