This is the third picture Donna sees in Vincent’s book of sketches. She recalls the time he came to visit her and her children (Angie, Cosmo, and newborn Silvia) in 1989. All of them sat outside at night while Vincent pointed out the stars in the clear night sky. “We followed his big hand moving across the starlit sky in perfect synchronicity.” This experience is pivotal for toddler, Cosmo, who later developed a deep passion for astronomy.

She also remembers a time after Vincent began working at the bakery in town when he bought a telescope and invited her over to look through it while he guided her star gazing. The stars brought him a kind of divine joy: “It was dark outside, but the light in his face remained.”