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Star Light, Star Bright

The last streaks of red and golden yellow fade into the west and the deep blues of the night sky blanket the earth. The stars, one by one, twinkle and wink from their celestial homes, cheerfully singing 'hello' to us from immeasurable distances. The world beneath them stills, quiets, and seems to exhale at long last; all of the stress and bustle and worry of the day disappear, if only for a few hours, and all is at peace.

There is such comfort in the night. The presence of the Universe embraces us and the moon bathes everything in her dewy silver light. Cosy in our beds, we drift off to other magical places; we breathe slowly, deeply, softly, resting our tired bodies. The stars - those magical, beautiful beings of light! - chant softly from far above our heads: "Dream sweet dreams, beloveds."


"The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed firs stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind whistling through them."

from
Anne of Green Gables
by L. M. Montgomery

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