A telescope gives us the idea that we are closer to something although in reality we are not. You can’t taste the saltwater of the sea looking through a telescope from land. We think we see better but sometimes it is better not to look so close. From a distance, a city can look beautiful, but if we get too close we can see its dirty streets and alleys, it boarded up houses, and broken glass littering the street. Sometimes it is better to keep a distance and to maintain the illusion that we have in our hearts for that may be a far prettier picture than the one that reality paints.