Looking Up

I saw this last night because the sky was very clear, it should be even better for the last eve of 2008.

A delightful display of planets and the moon will occur on New Year’s Eve for anyone wishing to step outside and look up just after sunset.
Venus, brighter than all other planets and stars, will dangle just below the thin crescent moon in the southwestern sky. It’ll be visible — impossible to miss, in fact — just as the sun goes down, assuming skies are cloud-free.

I’ll kiss my hand to the moon and pray for peace in the Holy Land. Military experts can argue the strategy, but one thing is clear — launching a bomb into a city is a crime. Whether you are claiming to be a freedom fighter or claiming to defend a nation, innocent people are on the front lines.

Through the long decades of war, people of good will have been working for reconciliation. Against all odds, they live nonviolence. Let this be their year.


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