I saw a shooting star last night as my car and I crawled the last mile home after my week-long journey. I felt giddy from the sighting and of wonderment of the stars above. It was a perfectly clear sky, winter sky full of stars. I pulled to the side of the road near the wide-open farmland near my house and gazed at the expansive, twinkling sky. It was beautiful. The perfect ending to day 1 of the new year.