Has a way of dragging you down so much it's almost an art form. We move through the motions, getting up, going to work, going home, going to
bed...only to get up and repeat the same the very next day. And we do this with our heads down, not looking at the people passing by, only the store
windows. Not seeing what is one block away, only what is in front of our shoes.
Always looking down and never up.
When we arrive back home we see the yard, the toys, the fence that needs fixing and the garage door. So what are we missing? What are not seeing that
is right there for us each and every single day?
As kids it was always a wonder. We could tell time by it. Morning...sunny, bright and full of promise of the adventures to come. Was it high noon with
so much more of the day in front of us? Evening when friends would gather in the street for kick the can?
And then there was night. The mystical time when the stars came out. Laying on our backs full of dreams and BS stories. “Was that a UFO?” someone
would always say. “Yup”! Of course it was. How could it not be in our minds? “Look! A shooting star! Make a wish.”
We would star gaze and look through the stars that were immediately visible and then to those beyond. And if you were in a really dark location with
no street lights to interfere, you could see the Universe unfold.
And then we grew up. School, jobs, bills, kids of our own, car troubles, bills, mortgages, insurance...in a nutshell...%*)!&@!*&!!!!
Now to my point!
Since joining ATS over a year ago I have found my sky again! It’s still there and I was the one that got lost, not the sky. It’s different tho. As
a kid I would wonder about so many things and now I know the answers. Not to say there are not a million more questions but those innocent ones have
all been answered.
I’ve started to gaze upwards for different reasons now. I’m looking for weather patterns, chemtrails, contrails, lightning, unusual clouds,
UFO’s, satellites, migrations of the birds and just about anything that seems out of the ordinary.
But in all that craziness I’ve also rediscovered the stars, moon, Northern lights, lightning, thunder and all of those incredible night sounds
around me. I may be older now but I can once again gaze up in wonder and joy.
I could go on and on here but I just wanted to thank all the members here for all your brilliance, craziness, insanity, humor and wonder...because of
you I have rediscovered...
And I've missed it greatly
Peace to all
edit on 29-7-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)