"Despite advances we have made in our modernity,
I still look into the stars at night and see eternity."
---Rose Moore, 4-16-09
It's a bracing feeling when you see the spring trees sprout new leaves again. But in the deepness of this tree-filled valley, the bareness of the trees in winter reveals a lot of sky I will not see when all the leaves return. I will have to travel to the upper lands above this place to look into the stars at night, unencumbered.
R.A.T. luxuriates in spring and summer; she loves the gardens, she soaks up all the daytime warmth and falls asleep to nighttime songs of tree toads and cicada. But still... she'll miss her easy access to the starlight.