Sky. A strange small word for something so immense and for the most part, taken for granted. Do any of us truly understand that great expanse that is above us?
Origin of the word, sky-
Middle English (also in the plural denoting clouds): from Old Norse ský ‘cloud.’ The verb dates from the early 19th century
Just ponder on it for a minute. In the black of night the sky has millions of stars, the moon, and planets beyond the human eye. How small we are in relation to it all. Yet here in our own little world we think the universe revolves around each of us. Oh how wrong we are. We are here and gone in a blink of an eye.
This same sky hovered over our ancestors and if all goes well, future generations. This same sky is seen by you on the other side of the world. It has seen war, drought, celebration, life and death. We are all in this together under this great mixture of gas molecules we call atmosphere.
And if it is gone so are we.