I got out of bed early this morning since the dog needed to go outside to pee (not totally altruistic of me since I had to go too) (well, but not outside)…. & when I opened the door to let her back in I happened to look up…& holy sh*t!…STARS! I’m so used to not looking up or looking up & not seeing stars that it had not occurred to me beforehand to take advantage of this middle-of-nowhere phenomenon…& man, it was some kinda van Gogh swirling surreal trippy painting in the sky…silver on black with sparkly things…& there was the Big Dipper as close & clear as a ladle hanging from a kitchen wall…& I was uncharacteristically awestruck…the city lights on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles have been known to tickle my heart as has the Seattle skyline as seen from a ferry boat across an evening expanse of water…but I haven’t seen lights like those in a long time…& actually they are some of humankind’s somewhat more tolerable creations…so here’s a snapshot of god’s natural handmade grandeur right outside the back door…no cost of admission or sales tax…no hidden fees…no E ticket necessary…. tonight I’ll grab me another look, dog or no dog…& I guess I could make a few wishes too…or a million wishes…but for now it would probably suffice to ask for contentment & then simply leave it at that….
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