All of the stars have faded away…

The other night I made a startling discovery. (Yes I have been here six weeks, but being observant is not one of my strong points.) There are no stars here. We were walking to dinner and I looked up at the sky and nothing. There was absolutely nothing. Well, the moon was still there, but other than that it was just black. Now maybe it’s just that I’m a country bumpkin at heart, having grown up in villages with at most a dozen houses, because apparently you can’t see the stars in any city because of the light pollution. And my goodness do Korean cities have light pollution; every little side street is like Times Square. But I don’t remember not being able to see the stars when I lived in Paris. It’s strangely disconcerting looking at the sky and seeing nothing…

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