“We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened.” (Mark Twain / Huckleberry Finn)
“The line of the horizon was clear and hard against the sky, and in one particular quarter it showed black against a silvery climbing phosphorescence that grew and grew. At last, over the rim of the waiting earth the moon lifted with slow majesty till it swung clear of the horizon and rode off, free of mornings…” (from The Wind in the Willows / Kenneth Grahame)
Sunset and Evening Star,and one clear call for me, May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea. (Tennyson)
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” (Rumi)
“He calleth them all by name; He telleth the number of the stars.” (Ps. 147:4)
“Lift up your eyes and look to the Heavens, who created all these? He who brings out the starry host, one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great love, not one of them is missing.” (Isaiah 40:26)
“The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; Night after night they display knowledge.” (Psalm 19)
“For when gentle silence enveloped everything, and night was midway of her swift course, Your all powerful Word leaped down from heaven, from the royal throne.” (Wisdom 8:14)
“That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?” (Ecclesiastes 7:24)
Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. (Longfellow)
When stars are in the quiet skies, Then most I pine for thee…
The night sky print which arrives for no particular reason, other than to celebrate the gift of love that is your beloved, is cherished like no other.
Each of us has a story that begins in a single moment. Poets and philosophers from Shakespeare to Tennyson, from Moore to Jung, share a common fascination with the night sky at the moment of birth, and the idea that the moon and stars stand in timeless, silent witness to this moment.
The night sky print, showing the moon and stars just as they appeared on the night you met, the moment of your first kiss, or your wedding night, is an exceptional anniversary gift. Appropriate for any year, especially so for the 1st anniversary, the year of the ‘paper’ gift.
The night sky print, showing the moon and stars just as they appeared on the child’s first starry night, with your words – funny, wise, sweet, hopeful, perhaps a favorite quote from a story or song – makes a beautiful keepsake.