Islanded In A Stream of Stars

From Night on the Great Beach, in Henry Beston's The Outermost House

"For a moment
of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of starsβ€” pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time."


  1. thanks for this. i’ve since checked out the book from my local library and i’m going to give it a go. it’s referenced in the title of an upcoming battlestar galactica episode, and that combined with your short little post was enough to convince me to grab it.
    i find the book so far compelling, although i do need to read certain passages several times–and out loud, occasionally–to grasp them.

  2. @Crimsonsilk – Uhuh, it’s arresting πŸ™‚
    @ryan – I actually first spotted it in a quote about that very BSG episode and followed a trail to the book πŸ™‚


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