Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seeing Stars

I've been busy lately, doing the usual things that somehow seem to take up a lot of my time. I feel like I've been running around, doing what needs to be done, going on autopilot, everything seems so repetitive and routine. It's like my brain has tuned out and my body is just going through the motions. I can't believe that summer's almost over! Where does the time go? I've got to break out of this rut that seemed to have appeared out of nowhere and taken a lot of my time. I need a moment to recenter myself, find the balance, and just be.

In half an hour, the sun's going to set. It'll be perfect setting for some solitude and reflection. I'm packing up some snacks and taking some water to the beach. Tonight, the Perseids meteor shower peaks in North America (and the Northern Hemisphere). Seeing some falling stars early this morning made me realize that I need to stop and take some time for me and enjoy life. I rather like the falling stars, because they're a beautiful sight. When I was younger, we used to wish on every single star that fell. That was a lot of fun.

So I'm off to enjoy the heavens for a few hours, hopefully, in sweet solitude to sort out my thoughts, to think about everything and nothing at all. It'll be a great time to reflect, to dream, and to just enjoy the moment and majesty of the universe we're in. It'll remind me of just how very tiny I am in the cosmic picture. I'm seeing stars tonight, and I'm looking forward enjoying the fantastic celestial show and making wishes on the falling stars. Life can be amazing and wondrous. I just need to take the time to look around and appreciate the world around me.

17 comments:

  1. Careful, that's how The Day of the Triffids started!

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  2. I hope you're not wearing that hat.

    You know the one.

    Oh Hai XL!

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  3. XL, Finally, my plant killing skills come in handy! I'm the Grim Reaper of plants.

    MJ, The hat is in the car, but I don't plan on wearing it--the sun's gone down. Of course, if it gets chilly, I may have to put it on--not that it's going to get cold any time soon but it's best to be prepared.

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  4. Mr E ,Its great to take the time to enjoy the simple stuff in life.Now lets get to the important stuff.....what snacks are you taking :-)

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  5. Beast, I took some trail mix--banana chips, macadamia nuts, mangoes, and pineapples. Something healthy and won't stain my hands. I also stopped off at the store to buy a Milky Way candy bar--seemed fitting!

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  6. That does sound far to healthy , Miss MJ would have been there with her Cheesy Whotsits and chocolatey Hob Nobs

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  7. Beast, I bet she'd've taken some poutine.

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  8. We had cloud and missed them. Not fair.
    Are you centred now?
    Sx

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  9. Jerking a moose? Disgusting, MJ!

    Shooting stars are wonderful things. Well, except for when they leave massive craters in one's lawn...

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  10. Scarlet B, I'm centered and back to normal orbit! The meteor shower is still going on, and the best time to see it is right after sunset and before sunrise--just look towards the north, as that's where they seem to happen a lot!

    MJ, How about some sweet pickled beaver?

    IDV, So long as they're not extinction level events, I can live with the craters, perhaps charge admission to show off the craters and sell meteorite themed jewelry and knick knacks. And we'll serve jerked moose on meteorite inspired plates!

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  11. I am calling the animal protection league to report Moose Molestation

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  12. I always miss the meteor showers! I wish our beach was closer, or I'd love to take a little picnic and sit out on the sand and watch the waves. A man-made lake by our apartment isn't quite the same. :)

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  13. Beast, That Moose may have been asking for it--Moose like to nibble on bushes.

    Tara, The meteor shower lasts a few more days, so if skies are clear, the best time to see shooting stars is right after sunset and before sunrise, in the north side of the sky.

    I hear ya about the beach. Man made lakes are nice to look at, but it's just not the same as the real thing.

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  14. No moose were harmed in the writing of this comment.

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  15. Ha!
    So says the moose molester

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  16. MJ, The ASPCA approves.

    Beast, The moose was asking for it.

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