Seeing the World Correctly Requires the Right Light

Looking up one night recently while away from city lights, I saw something I often forget about: stars. Living in the city, with its overabundance of artificial light, I do not see very many stars, even on a clear night. This loss of the sight of stars is largely the result of the municipality's attempt to deal with man's fallen nature—the street and alley lights are as bright as they are to reduce crime.

My recent recovery of a few stars reminded me...

 

is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #34, fall 2015 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo34/night-vision