Excerpt from A Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
(a well loved, well read, often read novel of mine that sits comfortably on my bedside table).
"What if, once upon a time there were no stars in the sky at all?
What if the stars are not what we think?
What if the light from afar doesn't come from the rays of the distant suns, but from our wings as we turn into Angels?"
Oh my gosh - read it again - slower this time! It is BEAUTIFUL!