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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published March 27 2014

Weather Talk: Listen to Hawking: Take time to look up at the stars

One of my favorite quotes is from Stephen Hawking: “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

Not to downplay the rest of the quote, but my favorite part is, “to look up.”

In our modern society, we tend to look down at our phones more than up at the sky. With many of us living in urban areas, buildings and trees often block our view of the sky; plus at night, lights severely limit the number of stars we can see.

This region offers a full suite of weather, plus, outside of city limits, a spectacular view of the heavens. My hope is that we all find time in our busy schedules to at least occasionally look up and enjoy the view as the sky rarely disappoints.

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