I've lived most of my life in cities, and I grew up in the suburbs, where the lights from the houses and offices and streetlamps obscure the stars. If I lived in the country, I could learn the night sky. I've always felt a bit sorry that I've never really seen the Milky Way as a smudge of white, never learned the constellations except Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
But it's still not enough to tempt me.
I'm an urban kind of guy.
The Swedish verb for the day is att undvika. It means to avoid.
- by Francis S.