At first glance, they appear to be just pinpoints of light against a field of black. These are actually Jupiter (top left) and Venus (bottom right) shining side by side on tonight's evening sky. For some reason it gave me immense pleasure looking at these two bright 'stars' so close to each other. Bystanders who saw me take pictures also stopped to admire the celestial bodies. I hope it gave them something to think about as well.
Oh, and Mr. Asimov, you're wrong. If the stars should come out just once in a thousand years, I'll look upon them as I do every night: with joy and wonder.