Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Favorite Thing About Being Here

My favorite thing about being here is that I can see the stars at night. There is almost no artificial light in town, and I can see even the faint, far-away stars that we can't normally see, thousands and thousands of them all at once.

This alone is reason to go driving at night.

They remind me just how big the universe is, and how incredibly small I am.

And I can see for billions of miles.

I want to drink the sky, and feel galaxies sloshing in my belly, but this is impossible.

Seeing it, seeing as much of it as I can see is, I suppose, the next best thing.

This alone is reason to go driving at nights.