I remember when I was little, people would tell me how the stars were slowly disappearing. I didn’t really believe them, and I didn’t really want to. I would look up into the night sky and think ‘There are a lot of stars up there. How could they all go away?’. I knew what they meant, technology is growing so so fast. It wouldn’t be long before we replaced the night’s breathtaking natural sparkling lights with our own synthetic ones.
It wasn’t until a few nights ago when I was coming home at night and that I happened to look into the night sky and remembered what I used to be told. I’m not lying when I say it wasn’t a cloudy night, and all I could see were a couple of stars shine through. It’s just so sad. I remembered about a story of my year 5 camp.
Back at year 5 camp, we had a movie night. It finished at around 10:30 which was pretty late for us back then (we were only 11). We all got up to leave the hall felling a bit rebellious seeing as how late it was. I clearly remember walking back to my cabin and stopping and looking up into the night sky completely stunned. We were out in the country, away from the city lights, and in the complete darkness I could see the entire sky. I could see all of the stars shining so brightly. It looked like it would never end. I was so excited! My favourite teacher walked past and I mentioned to him how we could see so many more stars form out here than in the city. He agreed.
Compare the city night sky back then up to now. It has changed a lot.
Space has always interested me. It’s so infinite and big. We know nothing about. And we are so small.
I feel like we’re at a bit of a loss.