Meteor Shower . . . . .


Some years ago I actually saw the meteor shower.

It was well advertised, the date and the likely times of the shower.

We decided, for once in our lives, to make the effort to see this heavenly show.  So we planned it as a party, together with our friends Sharon and Tim. We decided to get extra rest in advance, if necessary, because we needed to be up and out in the night, perhaps for hours.  We put together supplies for a party. . . sandwiches, chips, drinks, and we met at midnight to set out looking for our spot.

Of course it was necessary to get ourselves far from the city lights, and as we drove country roads, in darkness, we felt we were truly headed into adventure.  We chose the top of a hill, parked the car, and stepped out onto the country road, spreading out, each searching the sky.  But nothing was happening except the awesome stillness.  We waited.  And we waited.

At one point we considered going back home.  And then, a streak across the sky.  Soon the streaks were coming down . . here . . there . . way over there.  One after another, with little wait time.  We spread out, each claiming our own spot from which to watch in perhaps the greatest sense of awe I have ever experienced.  “Look over here!”, one would shout, or “look over there.”

Soon we were quiet, each lost in his own adventure, there in the dark on a country road in the middle of the night. . . looking up, moving instinctively in one direction or another for a better view . . and memorizing that view as something we could relive for years to come.

A sandwich was never eaten.  The drinks were not opened.  Our curiosity had been fed from an awesome menu.

The meteor show this year is still on.  Go look if you can.











2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna Thomas
    Aug 14, 2015 @ 05:41:59

    Another wonderful memory and recanting!


  2. Barbara Kladstrup
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 21:31:23

    What a lovely memory!!


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