Member Rara Avis
Eric, it was a lovely scene… I didn’t do it near justice with this brief piece.
JP, yeah, the elements are capable of doing just that. I recall looking up at that sky and being completely overcome with a feeling of peace and at the same time, insignificance with all I had deemed essential in my life up to that point. BTW, this is the result from your little nudge… I did some serious soul searching for something joyous I could write about… I hope you can settle for peaceful. Either way, it’s not the same ol’ dark gibberish. Glad you enjoyed.
Startime1955, lol… I really didn’t start sighing till I had to be at work at 7:00 that morning. It was worth all the anguish though.
Nicole, I share that feeling when I read a lot of your posts as well. There really can’t be that many miles separating someone who can make me feel like that.
Luminosity, the August meteor showers are an annual event. This particular version I wrote about was one of the first times I was able to witness it from my mountain home in Tehachapi, CA. I literally brought pillows out of the house and lay in the back of my pickup all night looking up. There were very few times that night where the sky wasn’t lit up with at least 3 shooting stars all at once. I cringed to have to leave that home and move back down into the smog filled valley I live in now.
Ruth, thank you. I don’t have a lot of confidence when writing like this. That may be a good thing as well… I certainly don’t seem so long winded, either.