Being that I’m starting to feel more human since this whole sore throat debacle, I’m looking up.
In keeping with the theme of space I started Saturday and yesterday, I figured looking up at the sky and looking up in terms of health was a good connection. Despite my being born in a big city (New York), I was fortunate enough to have been moved to a small mountain town in the midst of my earlier years. In turn that exposed me to things like nature. Stuff you don’t get while trudging along the paved sidewalks of Manhattan. Ha, I just remembered an exercise my 1st grade teacher gave us in New York. Find a name that has number like feel to it and change it to be one more. Thus I once came up with the name Manhateleven.
Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, nature. In one of the first summers I spent in my new home, I was sent to day camp. And at some point they had a local overnight excursion to camp out somewhere. I remember being in a sleeping bag lying on my back looking up at the sky. Not something you do in New York and even if you did you wouldn’t see much for stars. It was insane how many stars you can see where there isn’t so many lights mucking up the sky. I remember seeing a band or path that looked very faded that seemed to have more stars than the rest of the sky. That I learned was an arm of the Milky Way. Not the candy bar, the galaxy that we call home.
In addition, as we do, we started looking for falling stars. Again, it’s pretty amazing how many you’ll see when you can actually see the sky and all those stars. That was the first time I remember seeing so many stars and shooting/falling stars. I have a great shooting star story that I’ll likely use in the next day or two…
I chose this song for it’s spacey vibe. Plus it doesn’t hurt that it’s about objects in the sky that we can see if we’re somewhere where there aren’t a lot of lights at night. It’s also my favorite song that Dave and his band have ever done. I have nothing more to say about that.
(** Disclaimer: If DMB’s label decides to shoot me into orbit, I’ll have to launch the audio right off the server. The post will remain to show that I’m doing what I can to keep looking for the next adventure. **)