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I don't know much about astronomy. Perhaps that is due to the fact that I reside in a city – where the night is filled with the light we produce on the ground. I live under a dome of light, which denies me the view of that blanket of light.

But when I am on vacation, I like to look up at night and I am always impressed by the unchangeable and timeless beauty. It seems like it takes its power from our gaze.

That immutability is, of course, an illusion. Time expires differently for people, mountains or stars. For a slowly living celestial body our life must look like a small flash of light.

While to us their slow existence and movement seems endless.

Tom Sanderman, soprano saxophone on the album Whoever You Are Come Forth on Alaska Records.