All of us, at one time during our lives, have lain on the ground out in the bush on a warm night and looked up at the countless stars in the heavens.
When you consider how many millions of light years they are away from earth, it tends to make you feel very small and insignificant in comparison.
If you look closely you can often see a satellite moving across the sparkling canopy, following its controlled technological pathway and flying the flag of our human penetration into the vastness of space.
On a cloudy night this whole panorama disappears from view and we’re left wondering if the stars still exist behind the murky curtain of cloud.
Our lives seem to have patches of clarity and clouds. Some days we know where we’re going, others leave us wondering what our life is all about.
Franklin D Roosevelt once said, “The only limit to our realisation of tomorrow will be our doubt of today”.
So, let’s keep reaching for the stars, for its only in trying for the impossible we can come to the realisation of how far the possible extends.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.