Stars vs Grains of Sand

“There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches of the world.”

I’m looking out my bedroom window, enjoying the view of the Big Dipper which is nicely centred in the frame.  

Every time I look up at the night sky, and other times during the day, I think of the quote at the top of the page and try to wrap my mind around such an incomprehensible number.   And every time I smile when I run up against the limits of my human brain.

I love the fact that there are things like this that are simply beyond us.  I’m excited when I think of just how many other pieces of the Universe are out there that will blow our minds and turn over the way we look at life, reality, and ourselves.