There’s something hopelessly romantic about gazing up at a night sky, and now that the solar eclipse has passed, I’ve added a few International Dark Sky Parks to my bucket list. International Dark Sky Parks are a thing, a protected space that urban light pollution doesn’t interrupt, leaving a pitch black backdrop from which stars can shine.
But it’s more than its beauty. It’s that with a life expectancy of a billion or trillion years, depending on their mass, stars bring on a sense of permanence. They tie time together, the past to the present to the future. And I hope by showing my kids the night sky, they’ll find the same comfort in it that I do, that our hearts will forever be connected across space and time.
As for my bucket list, here it is on Marriott Traveler.