Amateur Astronomy

All Nature is but art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good:
And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

-Alexander Pope: An Essay on Man

The study of the universe provides
a sense of perspective that makes the
tribulations of day-to-day life seem trivial.