The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: A billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head. But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead. Fear can make lights go out. But we cannot allow fear to dim the presence of the light within. That light connects us with the stars. In this darkest time of the year, we see more stars, but if you are missing daylight, now that we are past the winter solstice, the sun is rising earlier and setting later.