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A winter walk on a clear night

By William Virgil Davis / December 7, 1987



This dark chart of stars reminds me of the time my son and I arranged the constellations on the ceiling of his room. By day, this sky above his bed was invisible. At night, he'd turn the lights up high, then quickly off, to watch

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the small stars glow, then glimmer, before they began to burn the night away, above his rhythmic sleep.