This weekend, I had the opportunity to sneak out to the Dark Sky Festival in Seqoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Dark Sky is an annual two-day event that ultimately takes place under the naked night sky free from artifical light pollution. I had forgotten what the night sky truly looks like and that’s what this Festival is for. To raise awareness to the fact that in cities the night sky is essentially extinct to the naked eye. This further separates us from nature. As if marriage, boring jobs, living in a homes devoid of life other than domestic “animals” wasn’t enough.
This weekend was extremely personal for me. I was able to put some of my demons to rest: we are not alone in the universe and that vast universe wants to be explored! I realized that even the darkest night is always accompanied by light; even if it’s only from stars eons away. The night is no longer a msyterious monolith (which is an oximoron since I’m a night owl). Closing my eyes, I was no longer licked by darkness, but with the aura of the starry sky. Anyways, enough of all that! 🙂
Here are some surprisingly pretty pictures shot on my phone! (OnePlus 7 Pro)