I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away and their light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of stars are their old photographs. I am two hundred and twenty-seven million kilometers from the sun. It’s light is already ten minutes old. It will not reach Pluto for another two hours… I am watching the stars. Halley’s Comet tumbles through the solar system on its great seventy-six-year ellipse.
I am watching the stars, admiring their complex trajectories. Through space, through time! I am trying to give a name to the force that set them in motion.