Losing the Stars

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I trembled to think of a world without stars.
No guide for the sailor to trust at sea, no jewels to dazzle our sense of beauty, no hunter pointing to the next horizon, no lovely ladies trailing perfume to heaven's ballroom.
But all around the globe, the air is so dirty and the lights from the cities are so bright that for some people few stars can be seen anymore.
A generation of children may grow up seeing a blank sky and asking, "Did there used to be stars there?"

~ Michael Joseph Jackson

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Sat Jan 7