When all here on Earth seems such a mess, I often look to the heavens for a sense of what is really real. Certainly long after I am gone and, sad to even imagine it, long after humans are gone, this new moon will continue to set against the scrim of a Spring sky in conversation with the trees and mountains below.
I hope for enough clear sky today to see Mercury in transit across the face of the sun! Below is a photograph I made of the transit of Venus in June of 2012. What a wonderful way to put our small lives into a different and valuable perspective!