Tonight as I drove from one small town to another, I pulled over down a side road and turned off my car.
There is just something about being surrounded by empty space, fields that stretch on forever, and an endless sky of stars that brings peace to my being.
I leaned back on the side of my car and craned my neck back. The strong wind whipped my hair across my face, so I had to hold it back to really see what was up there. Millions of millions twinkling back at me. I realized that I've forgotten the constellations.
I sighed. I breathed in. I spun around to look the other way. I smiled. I felt momentarily elated.
I stood for a bit and then climbed back in my car and drove away.