Posted by: pilgrm34 | November 8, 2011

night sky

November 4, 5, and 6. It is getting dark early and the temperature is dropping close to freezing at night. Daytime it’s been cool yet strangely balmy—there is no wind and it is humid. At the thankful end of Friday, I looked up and was stunned by the sight of an almost full moon and rapidly passing clouds almost directly overhead. Midnight blues dramatically framed a ring of light engulfing the still, silent orb. The edges of the light circle were tinted with warm orange. Everything was in motion. It was breath taking.

The thought came to me as I strolled slowly around the block: no amount of money can buy the gift of this moment. It was a stunning and sudden liberation from complacency. How it must rule my usual perceptions! How cut off from this all-encompassing beauty are we, holed up in our individual houses every evening.


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