Mammoth Meadow was an EARTHWATCH archaeological dig outside of Dillon, Montana - way outside of town. People had come from all over the states to be involved in this paleoindian dig.
One quiet moonless night we were sitting around the campfire. A couple from a light polluted city in New Jersey sat looking at the sky.
They didn’t move. They seemed to be transfixed - mesmerized.
The darkness showed the stars in full splendor - twinkling diamonds on a backdrop of black velvet. Absolutely beautiful!
They couldn’t keep their eyes off the sky.
They were schoolteachers; he taught the 5th grade, she the 4th grade.
Finally, he broke the silence saying,
“Look at that Momma. We teach it but we have never seen it!”