One of my favorite things to do is learn about science. I read about it, watch shows about it and when I have time, I head to the St. Louis Science Center. Many cities have similar attractions and museums. Ours has displays on everything from dinosaurs to weather. We even have our own experimental crime lab where you can gear up, roll your sleeves up and work through experiments and test hypotheses. By far, the part that helps me draw inspiration the most is the Planetarium. Our planetarium provides us the opportunity to see the night sky the way it was meant to be, without pollution, lights or weather obstruction.
Sometimes, looking up at the stars brings a nostalgic feeling. That feeling of wonder and optimism you had as a young boy or girl as you wished on a star. That feeling of being so tiny, just a small speck in this wide and wild universe. That feeling of endless possibilities laid out ahead of you like a bounty you’ve never known before.
When is the last time you’ve looked up at the night sky? I mean, took time alone and really looked. Maybe tonight is your night. It will be your chance to clear out some of that clutter and worry that has been bogging you down and to seek true inspiration for the coming months. And maybe, just maybe, you will see that one, perfect shining star to wish upon. At least, that is my wish for you.
Enjoy the weekend….