they say that nothing can travel faster than light. yet light from the sun, something that is so close that if we close one eye, we can blot it out with a thumb, takes 8 minutes to get to us.
we look up into the night sky, expecting some sort of certainty in the smiling lights. they've been there through the mountains and the valleys, the highs and lows that could only be discernable as life. yet some of those stars probably faded, exploded, transformed into white dwarves thousands of years ago... and their light only reaches us now.
it can only travel so fast. the past does affect the present.
.... do we keep looking up?