and did something I rarely do these days.
I looked up at the sky
instead of at a computer screen
or a stack of papers.
I was simply
not rushing through my "to do" list
In silence, in stillness,
in the midst of everydayness --
take time to wonder.
When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; 5 Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
-- Walt Whitman