Friday, January 3, 2020

The star

We know little about the Bethlehem star — what sort of astronomical configuration, exactly, may have excited the attention of those learned Persian stargazers — although, of course, there are many fascinating theories. Surely we don’t need to understand the science behind the phenomenon, though, to grasp the luminous feeling of awe that spills over to our earthly spirits as we contemplate the heavens.