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Looking at the Stars

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Amina tells stories. She has an imagination, a powerful one, and it's been her companion throughout the war that has ravaged her country. Her family have felt the impact of this differently, but they are together. That is enough. That is enough to survive. But then things start to change, and slide horribly out of control and Amina's family life is shattered. Nothing will ever be the same again. Will Amina ever tell a story again? What's going to happen to her family?

I loved this book, it is so honest and innocent but at the same time it is powerful and heart-breaking.

DescriptionMy Gnomish friend, Cog, has promised to help me build a device which will let me peer towards the stars. A truth exists, beyond magic, that can explain the strange transformation in the forest. G. Zotti gave a presentation about Stellarium (YouTube) for the China-VO (Virtual Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) on February 1st, 2021 Then I see your post here on poems featuring stars, where I run into an actual T. E. Hulme poem for the first time. So I looked elsewhere on Interesting Literature to see more Hulme, and grabbed a few to start thinking about music for them.

Best mates Ali, Sami and Mark organise a fundraising football event to help pay their friend’s legal fees when his asylum claim is rejected and he faces deportation to Syria. A powerful and thought-provoking read, with hope and friendship at its heart.

In this analysis of the Lord Darlington quotation, he is saying that human beings may have nothing, but ‘some of us are looking at the stars’: in other words, some of us have the ability to appreciate the beauty, even from our rather wretched and low (literally low) position. There are three primary ways to view your stars. Stargazers can use (1) their eyes, (2) binoculars, or (3) telescopes. Here are the pros and cons of each method. 1. Using what your mother gave you But, one huge caveat. Seeing the Milky Way as it was at the time of the dinosaurs is not the same as actually being able to see individual dinosaurs! Using current technology, astronomers cannot resolve any details on even the biggest planets orbiting the nearest stars. Dinosaurs are much much smaller than a whole planet, and NGC 4845 is millions of times farther away. It was beautiful. I felt very grateful to not be in a war and have my family, i cried for the characters but it was also very hopeful. Kindness is still living!

In just seven lines, the father of English modernist poetry, T. E. Hulme, captures the mood of a ‘fallen gentleman’ sleeping rough by the Thames. Looking up at the beautiful night sky, the homeless and hapless man longs to grab the ‘star-eaten blanket of the sky’ and wrap himself in it for warmth. A sort of reversal of Oscar Wilde’s famous line, ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’: here, we can all look at the stars, but some of us are in the gutter … Looking for a creative way to say happy birthday? Why not opt for some quotes about stars that work perfectly as uplifting birthday greetings? Things become much more interesting when you puta telescope between your eyes and the celestial bodies above us. Suppose that you look at a celestial body that is 5 light years away from Earth (1 light year is equal to 6 million million miles, approximately). What are you looking at in that case? Surprising as this might sound, you are looking at how that celestial body appeared 5 years ago! Pretty cool, huh? Tony Robbins famously says – Problems are a sign of life. The only people who don’t have problems are the ones in the grave!This book has been on my to-read list for at least the last year. I found it when I was attempting to broaden my reading to include stories I didn’t have, or was unlikely to have, or hope never to have, first hand experience of.

The stars illuminate our lives in many ways, not only by the photons that reach our eyes but also by the inspiration they give us every time we admire them in the night sky. Many men and women have been inspired by the stars and have created books, poems, plays and music about them.

Are you looking for romantic sayings or words of love that refer to stars? The one you love is sure to appreciate cards or love letters that feature some of the powerful quotes listed below.

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