“Do you know the best thing about stars?”
“What?”
-“They're all dead, but we can still see them. When we look up it's like we're looking at a million different memories, a million different versions of something that used to be. That's not romantic, either; it's just science.”
-“It's a bit romantic,” I tried to argue.
-“No, it's not.” she said. “It's real, and that's what's important.”

~Matthew Crow, The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise