Friday, September 26, 2008

Star Struck

I'd forgotten about stars! I'd forgotten the glory of a night sky without the insidious glare of city lights. I'd been deprived for so long that I didn't even realize how much I was missing one of my favorite things. Well, no more. The sky finally cleared sometime in the night, and I was out on the back porch at ohgod o'clock this morning, sipping some deep dark bean, and staring up, up, up into the universe. It was so beautiful... like black velvet scattered with glitter. Combine that with the sound of the river and the scent of the pines.... *sigh*

I know I've said it already, but it bears repeating. This place is so much more me than I've ever been allowed. It's what I've wanted and longed for and hoped for, and unlike so much else that I could feel that way about, it really is everything I wanted, longed for, and hoped for. It's like discovering that, boy howdy, sex really is that much fun. It's like slowly relishing the flavor of fine, dark chocolate as is melts in a languid dream upon the tongue. It's the 20 course feast that once offered, actually delivers. It's the soft, airy silk that with each slight movement brushes against the skin like a lover. It is, it is, oh, it is... poetry personified. Swear to the gods, I think that if I could really write exactly how I feel I would spontaneously combust. That would be it. Blaze o' glory and all that. Done. Fini.

*heavy sigh*
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night
You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same

~Les Miserables

1 comment:

  1. I am semiantly lucky where I stay being on the edge of the village I stay in (well village is pushing it maybe), I have some light pollution but not much so I can gaze up and see orion and ursa major and "the seven sisters" when it's not cloudy of course, I can even sometimes pick out the planets if they are visible.


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