Some of you loyal followers will remember that I have one drawer in the plan chest which is stuffed full of Rat drawings, some of which are too obscene to be shown in this blog, let alone adapted into a children's story-book, as my 'step-daughter' has suggested in the past. This one is charming enough though, eh? I like the idea of the two animals trying to get to grips with life, the universe and everything, when the smallest conundrum down here on earth is too much for their little brains to cope with.
Eventually (actually, quite quickly), they give up and simply gawp in wonder, as we all must.
I read a letter in one of the Astronomy magazines I used to buy, and it was from a man who - one clear and dark night - asked his 8 year old daughter to look through the large telescope he had just bought, which was trained on the vast, deep-sky vista above them. His daughter climbed up, looked through the 'scope, got down, then burst into tears. He asked her what was the matter, and she said:
"Oh, Daddy - it's too beautiful. I don't deserve it."