"The tern, owl, stork, and bear walked (and flapped) all night. The glow of the silver moon caught the dry stalks of the dune grasses and countless unblinking stars observed their slow progress. They were like the Magi following the Star only here, this night, there were too many stars and each animal followed several of their own choosing and never told the others. But by dawn, the stars gave center stage to just one that was steadily on its own journey rising in the East. It was another day."