My favorite color is not found in any crayon box, nor does it have a name other than "Laura Blue." at least thats what my friends call it. It's the color of the eastern sky before the western sky is completely dark, but just after sunset.
One of my favorite assignments at girls' camp was getting to lead the star certification activities. I loves talking about the constellations, their origins and the mythology behind them; identifying the north star and likening it to our own internal compass; and then thinking about the eternal expanses ofthe heavens, and how they were all created just for us. It's all pretty dang azong, really.
Living in the city limits my ability to do much star gazing. City lights notwithstanding, I really enjoy the winter nighttime sky. The air is cold and crisp, and there is something about it that makes the stars seem closer and more clear than just a regular summer evening.
No matter the season, the stars and the sky never cease to amaze me.