On a particularly dark and clear night the stars were brighter than usual last week. I was drunk, tired, walking back home in the cold, but as soon as I looked up I was transfixed. Immediately after I saw a large shooting star stream across the sky. Then I managed to find the "big dipper". It's a simple constellation and the only one I can remember because in school I just thought it was a frying pan.
But it really is big, a lot more vast than I anticipated. Huge. Suddenly, my sense of scale expanded and I felt a lot smaller. Perhaps this is good however.