When I read history there is often talk of strife, war and disaster - but little talk of how every day life unfolds - or how we are supposed to feel about it or go on. Right now the sun is out - I need to stay mostly at home - I am very lucky since I have a home and more than enough. I am learning I don't need a lot of things I thought I needed. the world turns around, I continue to do everyday small things. I remember the Buddhist phrase that duty is dharma and that just being aware of what you are doing is enough.
Venus is bright and outshines the lights of my house. Sirius the dog star is visible even in the twilight and against the onslaught of eclectic lights that drowns out the night sky. The world continues to be part of a vast universe.