Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Starry, Starry Night, A Crazy Muse
With all the changes that have taken place over the centuries the world is now unrecognisable. However, there is something that we see, that is more, or less the same as it was hundreds of years ago. That is the night sky.
The painter Vincent van Gogh told his tumultuous story through his paintings and starry skies featured in several, such as, Starry Night Over the Rhone and Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
Looking up at the night sky a couple of days ago, I started to think about those planets that shine upon us. Imagining if I lived on one of them, say for example 120 light years away. The view I would see in my twinkling night sky would include Earth. Van Gogh would be painting Starry Night Over the Rhone, as I was sipping my hot-chocolate.
Yeah, a little crazy musing, but all part of a writers life.