Layers of atmosphere rolled like waves and city lights twinkled in the darkness. Strange sounds drifted on the wind, and faded into silence. The
sky was black with thousands of stars, all little lights and worlds of their
own. There were bands and ripples of thin high clouds like white ghosts flying
across an empty sky. My own little world felt tiny, and insignificant against
the vastness that surrounded us. I knew how small and unsafe I was when I
looked up there.