Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday 55 - A Cool October Night...


Are the Stars Out Tonight?”
Living in the country, I’ve grown used to looking up and seeing stars. Rarely takes my breath away…let alone make my knees buckle. Yet, there I was, anchorless, staring at their vastness, closing my eyes, I Star Danced ‘cross the sky, pausing planets, skipping stars, and riding meteors.



*If you've never read Stardance, by Spider and Jeanne Robinson, I highly suggest it.

6 comments:

KFarmer said...

I've never read that book, but will put it on my list of "must haves".

I know what you mean about the country. My little slice has become infested with progress and it's only in the still of the night that once was, is again.

Akelamalu said...

I haven't read it but I want to now!

Little Wing said...

I love this!
"I star danced 'cross the sky..."
Great writing, airplanejayne!!!!!!!!!!

Flash said...

When I lived in SD, I remember laying out in my backyard on my trampoline and staring up at the sky. Living in Chicago my whole life, to actually see every star in the sky and shooting stars....it was awesome.

Great 55!

david mcmahon said...

Last night was so clear in Melbourne we could see every star in the sky - and then some!

Diesel said...

I read a book called Mindkiller by Spider Robinson. I think he rewrote it later and maybe called it something else. That book made an impression on me.