Thursday, October 4, 2007
The most beautiful way to watch time pass is to follow the shadow of the moon. Last night the moon was missing from the sky and only starlight lit the night with singing flames. Now the moon rides the daylight sky.
Soon will be the time of the cat claw moon, the merest hint of a bright crescent, the best time for hunting.
Soon the seals will be gone for another year.
Maybe this year we will have snow.
50 years ago today, far away, people threw up a ball into the sky to float around the earth. It beeped a signal back to earth and all around the world crowds would gather at night to watch as it passed overhead. Now the night sky is filled with satellites that watch and beep, tracing criss-cross patterns through the stars.
People are so strange. The universe is so beautiful.