How to Stare Up at the Stars

night sky

1. Find a dark clear night.

2. Walk outside to a clearing.

3. Stand straight.

4. Tilt your head all the way back.

5. Open your eyes wide.

6. Stare up at the stars.

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    Do-it-yourself grook

    Go on a starlit night,
    stand on your head,
    leave your feet dangling
    outwards into space,
    and let the starry
    firmament you tread
    be, for the moment,
    your elected base.

    Feel Earth’s colossal weight
    of ice and granite,
    of molten magma,
    water, iron, and lead;
    and briefly hold
    this strangely solid planet
    balanced upon
    your strangely solid head.

    Piet Hein
    GROOKS 3

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