In a commencement address, environmentalist Paul Hawken said,
“Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars came out only once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would create new religions overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night, and we watch television.”
— I learned of this quote by reading Mary McKibben Dana’s newsletter, The Blue Room.