At night, when I go to bed, I look for the stars outside my window. On a clear night I can always find them and they give me hope. It is impossible to feel hopeless in the company of stars…so far away, yet shining so brilliantly and hopefully despite what troubles or worries I am facing. When the stars are hidden by cloud cover I feel an unease, a loss, as if maybe they have left and won’t return. Tonight, though, the sky is clear and the light shines down on me and I feel myself drifting off, feeling safe in their company.