Sunday, August 12, 2012

Meteor Shower

A shower of meteorites fell above my own head last night/early morning.
Or at least i'd like to think so...

I set my alarm at 3:45 am fully determined to go an an expidenture. I had my glasses out(which I never wear), I had my ipod fully charged, and my camera all perched and ready to go. I fell asleep for a short period of time and awoke to loud beeping noises ( my alarm). I gathered my adventurous items and sauntered outside. I turned my ipod to Meteor Shower by Owl City, set on reply. The moon looked like the Chesire Cat's smile with radiant brightness staring at me. And some sort of planet was right next to it even though I could not identify what planet it was. The moon's childlike smile reflected on the lake in our backyard and the swans came to see what i was doing. I stood outside for a half an hour with no luck. No meteroites were spotted. However, needless to say, I'd like to think they were out there. Just that i couldn't see them. I like the idea of falling pieces of star streaming and painting pictures in the sky above my head. And even though I didn't get to see them, I still loved the moon and took way too many pictures of it. I still liked the outdoorsy darkness with bright lights in the sky. I still liked Adam Young's soft, melodic voice singing in my ear. And I like the lyrics from On the Wing; "There's a light show. Out my window. Somewhere. Way up there." I think it's true. Whether the light show is the moon, the stars, the planets, the meteorites, it's there. And it's pretty. God's so nice to have created that for us to see.It was my first late night adventure by myself, and it was satisfactory nonetheless. And it left me in an odd state of midway hyperness and midway exhaustion today.

"And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever."
Daniel 12:3

"The moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;"
Psalm 136:9

Everything points back to You, Lord.

I don't think I'll ever take the stars and moon for granted again. The stars are quite star-tling when you actually can see them.  (Pun intented)

On a side thought, I like how writers can make ordinary things sound beautiful. I aspire to be able to do that some day. I also like how people can make ordinary things extraordinary. You can do that, you know. Next time you're caught in a boring situation, make it extraordinary. Be creative with your life. Do things you don't normally do. Like getting up at 3:45 am on an expidenture. There's only so much of life we get to live. Time goes by quicker than you'd think it would. Use your time wisely.
Don't waste it.


  1. Stunning pictures. I miss living in the countryside where you can see the stars. Not much of that in London! Love your last paragraph, very inspiring x

  2. I think you've already become the writer you are aspiring to be. :) This is beautiful and so encouraging! More than that, it points back to our amazing heavenly Father, the Creator of this beautiful earth we call home!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! You got yourself a new follower too!

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :) Your bright comments made my day!