When this short video appeared recently at the end of one of Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” segments, I was completely mesmerized by the colors, the shapes, and the magnitude that Brad Goldpaint encountered throughout his journey on the Pacific Coast Trail.
After the death of his mother, he needed to find answers and reasons, and suffer through his loss with an understanding of that “larger than life” realm—he found it in his continuous photographs of the sky.
He touched on the opportunities that are always at hand and in nature.
As I watched this video, I began to feel as though I don’t quite allow the true nature of the sky to take place in my current world. Sunsets, full moons, cloud formations, and whatnot are all part of my every day genre of sky-watching. But, Brad has captured the stars in all their glory. He took six months on this journey, photographed evening showers of stars and their movement and concluded that the Universe is ever-changing.
What an incredible opportunity to witness, night-after-night, the changing skies and what heaven is actually doing while we are enmeshed in too much ambient light for our own good—it is as if my own stargazing pales in comparison.
After watching this video—a few times—I felt like I was under the heavenly appearance of wonder myself.
I hope to always appreciate the stars, the Universe, the meteor showers, the eclipses and the entire landscape that makes up this beautiful world.
Enjoy the sky!
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Ed: Bryonie Wise