I like using my tarp in different configurations, depending on the conditions. If there are clear skies, and minimal foliage above me I like to just leave the tarp off to gaze at the stars. If there is a lot of foliage and hence a lot of falling leaves and other debris when the wind blows, or if I need shade, I'll set the tarp up high and out of the way. But, when the weather turns and the wind picks up, it's time to put the tarp low and tight.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy