© Rev. David B. Simmons, D.Min., BCC
One sees the paradox of identity in this photo. Our eyes are drawn to the North Star, fixed in position, in contrast to the arcing lines of the stars circling around it. These circling lines draw our eyes back again to the North Star, as does the fact that that star is on the diagonal line between the dark upper sky and the lighter hues of the clouds. The shape of the outline of the trees mirrors the circling arcs of the paths of the stars. And then our eyes are drawn to the brightness of some “non-heavenly” light in the lower left. One is left with the question: does this compete with true north?