There are constants that have been important in my life from the beginning. The sky and everything that’s in it, under it, and over it has occupied my attention and curiosity since I learned to walk. The physics, chemistry, and the complexities of our atmosphere compelled me to learn and understand. I am a scientist and an artist because I was formed and shaped by my fascination and love for the sky. The weather, the energetics, the profound effects on my psyche, artistic inspiration, the spiritual aspects, the creatures of light, sprites, aurora borealis, the amazing optical miracles that are there for us to ponder - All these delight my mind and enrich my life. However, the first and most important gift the sky gave and still gives me is this; whenever I look up, I am completely in the moment, as close to the now as I can get.