Nebulae. Dense interstellar dust that suspends itself in space. Clouds of hydrogenous material just existing. Temperature? Cold as ice. So its movement is limited. Like any gas, it wants to expand in a vacuum. However, in a dust cloud in a vacuum, the gravitational force of attraction pulls the particles towards the center of the cloud, balancing out the gaseous forces of expansion, and their desire to expel themselves outwardly.
But over time, the gravitational pull of the center exceeds the outward forces. Slowly and surely, the gases compress. With even more time, the compression of gases raises the temperature of the surroundings. Movement is converted into heat. As the heat increases over time, a threshold is broken. One that incites fusion of hydrogen and helium—releasing tremendous amounts of nuclear energy that cause the star to shine bright.
Starlight. An amazing feature that is a culmination of many mechanics and materials coming together in a particular natural order. No one can deny the beauty of starlight. Just like nobody can deny their own starlight. The special product of the culmination of variables that has brought a man to now.
You weren’t born to wither and die. You were born to fuse and shine.