Meanwhile, back in The Shire, I was pleased to see that Orion has moved into the southern sky at the time I go out for a walk, and is at just the right height to be standing on my shed roof. The baby moon, on the other hand, was lying on her back and looked asleep. That sort of reality I understand.
And while I was perambulating in the darkness under Orion’s watchful gaze, I took to considering whether the human race really has a great deal of use for theoretical cosmologists. I know what the theoretical cosmologists would say and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with them, but it’s still a moot point.