I love the stars, looking at the clear sky and its vastness makes me feel so insignificant. Throughout the year when i see such a clear sky, I always take a moment to look up and appreciate the moment. the stars, the moon...wondering what else is out there...it is utterly amazing.
Last night's meteor shower turned out to be a mostly clear night with a sliver of a moon. I have been a little under the weather this week, and I was utterly exhausted last night. When I got home at 9:30 I looked up and saw a huge bright shooting star...I couldn't go in yet, so I laid on the patio in my work clothes and thin coat. I stayed like that for 20 minutes, practically freezing so I reluctantly went inside.
I figured it wasn't the peak time until 11 - 2, so I'd wait an hour and try again. It was so hard to stay awake, but I managed. I ended up putting snow pants on, a sweater, my coat, winter boots, gloves, a scarf and I went back outside to lay on the patio. I started to think -this is what all the homeless people do every night, except of course, I was in a private area, not having to worry about people walking past or stepping on me. As I am looking up at the dark sky and see another shooting star my first thought was how fortunate I was that I am not homeless and I am lucky enough to have a roof over my head. There are so many small things to be grateful for each and everyday, and while I worry about things, in the grand scheme I have to remember it will all pass.
My first real wish was for my friend who just told me some very sad news. My second - tenth wish was for me to meet my future husband soon...very soon.
I started playing this game, if I see a shooting star in the next 3 minutes, that means I will meet my future husband within the month. If the next shooting star is bright, that means that I'll meet my future husband within 2 weeks. every time I almost started to loose hope, zooomm a star shoots by.
I would have loved to stay outside even longer to enjoy the show, especially after I dressed properly for the occasion this time around. But I was so congested that I was barely able to breathe so I went inside about 11:45.