page 16 of 231 of Exit West

Mars, the god of war – no wonder they hear gunfire in the streets. Funny how you never think about people looking at the stars / planets through a telescope when you see images of Syria or Lebanon or Bosnia – all you see is what was once there, in the past, not the way things used to look, not like how we see the stars as they once were. One wonders what the stars look like right now.