Friday, November 11, 2005

Starship Earth

Last night when I took the dogs out for Penultimate Potties, I looked up at the sky, as always.

Venus hung low to my right, the moon sat in front of me, and Mars was off to my left. Seeing these three heavenly bodies at once in their respective positions, I had the sensation of being in...space. As in, my planet's position was no longer just an abstract bit of knowledge plucked from an almanac. I could imagine looking down on the solar system and pointing out each of the four orbs.

I don't know if I'm making any sense here. It must seem kind of "Well, duh." But I thought it was cool.

3 Comments:

Wow, that's cosmic, Woman! (Excuse me. I'm now teaching the spawn of the Beats, which means I'm back in the 60s. But it reall y is cosmic. )

Cecilia

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 11/12/2005 8:57 AM

I do understand. And it is very cool.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 11/12/2005 8:24 PM

That's funny. I has a similar sensation recently when we were driving to New York to visit friends.

It was daytime, but the sun was low on the horizon and the moon had risin. From the shadow on the moon I could see that, yeah, the sun was over there shining on it at that angle, and I'm over here, between them, but off to one side.

I could see the triangle made by the sun, moon, and earth.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 11/23/2005 10:15 AM

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