The best quote I read today:
"A funny thing about desire though, is that sometimes you chase after your own light, only to find it doesn’t match up with the Universe, that people followed stars to sail or grow crops because those cycles of time worked. But sometimes there’s just too much light pollution; I didn’t see any falling stars last night. But sometimes the act of stepping out and looking up, of letting the natural world be significant regardless what appears, even when thwarted can be such as incredible and inspiring as diamonds tumbling through the atmosphere."
From a great little piece on viewing (or not viewing) the Perseid meteor shower.