There to here, then to now

Where I live, daylight is a scarcity this time of year.  As I set my trash out on the curb this morning for its weekly collection, the sky was still near-black.  It was also cloudless – and as I straightened, I saw numerous tiny stars above me.  I smiled; anytime I’m in a setting where I get the chance to see lots of stars clearly and brightly, I’m reminded of the field trips I took in elementary school to the planetarium.  I loved sitting back in those creaky-yet-padded reclining chairs, surrounded by darkness; then with the flip of a switch, having an ordinary ceiling transform into a spectacular other-world.

As I enjoyed a few brief memories from my younger years at the end of our driveway, I turned to come back inside the house – and was startled to see a massive, bright, white moon.  My body responded before my mind could catch up: my eyes widened and my left side flinched slightly; then my brain processed what was occurring, and I smiled even more broadly than before.

As I picked up on the thoughts my mind was generating (which it does all by itself), I saw the words formed a haiku.  So, for you poets, astronomers, naturalists, and psychologists, I dedicate this one to you.  : )

In the western sky
the moon’s luminosity
causes me to smile


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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