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I Like to Lie Outside and Watch the Stars

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    Not something that is easy to do in NJ.

    Too much artificial light that blocks out the stars, but I remember being out in Arizona, in the dessert at night. The sight was amazing. For those that live near a big city, you can't imagine how many stars you don't see.
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    There is something about seeing a complete

    enormous canvas of stars to put some things into perspective or take away the weight of the world. With all its beauty and mystery, I think that we all could do with taking that little bit of time out of our evening just to stop and realise that we are only a small part of...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I'm in the province right now,

    on the beach, away from the smog, the pollution, the city noise and staring at a very clear sky with gazillions of stars shining so brightly! THIS IS HEAVEN!!! I've never witnessed the planet Venus shine like an ever changing Chinese character emitting in a blastful of colors...
    sugarpuma sugarpuma 31-35, F 1 Response May 18, 2014

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    ladyvalo ladyvalo 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Better Together Sitting Under The Stars......

    Sitting under the stars and being held in your arms and you holding me so tight under the moon light, and it is better sitting together. Sipping on some wine with your eyes that is sparkling like diamonds and the song that is echoing through the night as you twirl me around while...
    aicpj aicpj 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    I've been to the desert

    and Big Bear and the sky lights up. I live in the city, so I rarely get the pleasure.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    ObviouslyMe ObviouslyMe 13-15 1 Response Jul 5

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    I wanna do this in a wide,

    grassy field, with my pet dogs, in a place that doesn't have
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F May 30

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    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Looking up at the night sky makes me feel

    so small but it also makes my worries disappear. I know when I look up there and think about how large and amazing the universe is, I lose my problems to the stars. It makes me feel like everything is going to be okay. Even if I were to lose everything I own or worked for, I...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 3 Responses May 20

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    There have been times

    when I was so awe-struck by the night sky's beauty, that I became afraid... they call it the Heavens.
    compactnormal8 compactnormal8 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I often find myself laying in grass,

    sand, or soil, gazing up at the infinite wonders of the universe. In these moments the chaotic nature of life slips away as I absorb myself in the distant beauty of the night sky. I have done this since I was a child, and now as an adult it has become its own ritual. Sometimes...
    MythicDreamer MythicDreamer 22-25, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Spring is here...warm nights

    and clear sky are so attractive, love to be outside and just watch at the stars up there so brilliant...would love to know they are winking at me...winks are nice....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    I feel so ******* restless

    and bored and dreamy. I want something new to happen in my life. Something that makes me get butterflys and adrenaline or anything interesting and meaningful ahhhhhhh im so bored
    InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper InAllTheWorldIDreamInPaper 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Listening to Chopin under the stars.

    ...I believe I have entered heaven!
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jan 23

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    One night a cat wandered into the yard

    and wouldn't stop yowling until I went out and gave them attention. It was one of those stifling summer nights when sleep can't find you, so you lie in a restless stupor waiting for the sun or an alarm clock. It was quiet and a little boring but the cat was rather insistent on...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 1 Response Aug 9

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    because it reminds me how tiny

    and insignificant my problems ar🌟✨💫
    shygal16 shygal16 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I love to lie outside on the ground

    and watch the stars and moon. I am always fascinated by how much detail God put into creating all of the universes. It brings me peace. It brings me comfort. It takes me back to a happier less complicated time. Also, it brings back precious memories of my mama.
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I can't sleep.. I've spent the last 30 mins out

    on my deck, fighting off those darn mozzies and just staring up at the night time sky with a blanket and pillow... Thanks temperamental Australian weather for being nice tonight!!
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    When I come home for the summer

    and christmas vacation I make sure I get some time in to marvel at the wonders of the universe, so breathtaking, especially when the sky is clear and the light pollution minimal
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There are those nights

    that the sky is perfectly clear. I lay back in the grass and my view goes to the south. I scan the skies and know that you are looking at the same stars as I am. They are every bit as brilliant because I know you are looking at them too. One of these nights I hope to view the...
    midnightcallerman midnightcallerman 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Don't forget the Perseid meteor shower this

    week. New moon on the 14th, so the sky will be dark.
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Especially if there is no light pollution.

    I can only imagine what the sky looked like 100+ years ago. I would probably be able to read by starlight! Love the heavens above.
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I think it's beautiful.

    I hate that I can't see the stars sometimes because of light pollution and clouds. I could lie for hours watching the stars.
    ThePastRiddlesMyMind ThePastRiddlesMyMind 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2014

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    God's Angels

    When I was a child, I was taught that the stars represented God's angels who always looked out for us.  We didn't see them in the day time because of the sun but that they were still there watching over us.  When my mother died even though her body went into the ground, her...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    There is nothing better

    than camping in the mountains of North Idaho and sitting around a camp fire and taking in the star filled night sky. Growing up in Montana also known as Big Sky Country and Gods Country. The night sky year round is amazing. A Montana sky is different than other places. You have...
    rustyroses rustyroses 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    I sleep on my terrace in summers.

    Seeing stars while you r falling asleep is the best thing. *-*
    EmotionalKiD EmotionalKiD 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Go for drives, find a nice spot,

    climb on roof, lie on sleeping bags naked under the stars and moon. It's an awesome feeling of freedom
    lancemowrey lancemowrey 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I used to live in a house

    where part of the roof was flat so it was easy to climb on :) I would go up there every night and just lay there and watch the stars. :) Sometimes i go out to places far from the city to watch them X) The stars never cease to amaze me :)
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    Venus and Jupiter are

    so lucid at the moment - I feel like I could reach right out and touch them. It takes my breath away, the beauty of our universe. "Though my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly To be fearful of the night."
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Break Out From Artificial Light And Embrace The Universe And The Firament

    If you are city folk please find the time to escape and find a place where our world, the one that hosts our existence, is free of all artificial light. Get cosy with family or friends and lay back for the greatest show off Earth. When an unencumbered Universe becomes your...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Sometimes, stars are

    so mesmerizing to the point where you just wanna reach out to them, and touch them.....
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F May 30

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    Sorry, I pressed the button too soon.

    ... Anyways, continuing: Doesn't have any skyscrapers or lights, just a place far away from civilization, near a lake, preferably. I'll lie there, looking at the stars, trying to catch a shooting star/UFO... And make stories in my head about the stars, like if I see a dim star...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F May 30

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    I like to so much that I have Glow-in-the-Dark

    stars all over my bed area. I like to look at them all the time. But I love to go outside and lay down in the grass and just star gaze. It's so mystifying and breathtakingly beautiful. The night sky always has me in awe.
    VanessaOlvera VanessaOlvera 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    I would love to be able to just sit out on my

    roof all night long and watch the stars. Along with being behind a camera, stargazing is one of my favorite things to do. When I start to think about everything that is out there, or even possibly out there, it makes me realize just how insignificant I really am. And at the same...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I was sitting here at my computer,

    getting some late night work done, and I happened to glance up just as a shooting star shot across the sky. It was so bright! It made me smile...thought I'd share.
    Tori84 Tori84 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 9

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    Once when we were camping in Tanzania,

    Africa...we were in the middle of the jungle as the plan was to wake early to see lions at dawn and we were up late telling stories with my friends and their young kids........it was a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago. But I remember looking up into the night sky and seeing...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    a nice blanket, music

    and a bottle of wine. my favorite way to watch the stars.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Especially in a back of a pick up with a guy

    or gal snuggling with you under blankets!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's so refreshing, it just makes all your

    problems feel much smaller and more manageable :) makes you feel freer
    ThunderAndRain123 ThunderAndRain123 22-25 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I used to sleep on the roof under the sky in

    summers. Some nights I'd watch the stars for hours. Until I didn't know if I was asleep or awake. The stars would change their places, move around, dance and make wonderful shapes and patterns. Sometimes I'd fly with them and go to the moon. Wonderful dreams of a child I know...
    codenamedaddy codenamedaddy 31-35, M Jul 8

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    Its definitely calming to lay in the bed of my

    truck on a summer night and watch the stars in all their beauty and contemplate the vast space.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I dislike repeating stories

    but this one suits this experience amazingly well so I'm breaking my own rule. I guess rules are made to be broken...lol...here goes.... My family, and two others, went to a cottage this past week. We had a wonderful time, although by mid-week the weather became cool. I did...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I find this really relaxing.

    helps me clear my mind.
    fevertotell fevertotell 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    So open your eyes and see.

    The way our horizons meet. And all of the lights will lead. Into the night with me. And I know these scars will bleed but both of our hearts believe. All of these stars will guide us. Home.
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Once found myself lying on the roof of a

    visitor centre in Norfolk park in Sheffield gazing at the stars after a pretty wild night out!
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 22-25, M May 25