Why Fight the Light?

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
— Vincent van Gogh
Millions of meteors burn up every day as they enter our atmosphere. As a result, earth receives ten tons of dust from outer space. Not only do we take in the world with each breath, we are inhaling the universe. We are made of stardust.
— Terry Tempest Williams
This portion of the West, basically Montana down to New Mexico, is what I would call the Great Starry Way. These are the darkest places left in the developed world – That’s on the planet, on the Earth!
— Stephen Goldsmith, University of Utah
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
— Carl Sagan