Thursday night after getting off work around eleven pm I finally got home, however, instead of getting ready for bed I put on more jackets, a scarf and grabbed many blankets and a pillow before heading outside to view the Geminids meteor shower. I arranged to blankets on the ground, put the pillow down and lay back. I covered myself with two heavy blankets and enjoyed the show. I lay underneath Jupiter and was in awe of all the stars I could actually see. It had to be hundreds upon hundreds if not thousands. The best part was seeing about forty five meteors in the half hour I lay outside. I enjoyed laying in the dark, listening to the geese and the airplanes heading to BWI to land. I found myself relaxing for the first time in weeks and breathing and just being one with the earth, the sky and the universe. The meteors ranged from short and sweet burners to the long graceful streamers that blazed across the sky. I allowed my mind to wonder and we travelled to many places. I started listening to the geese honk, wondered where the jets were coming from or going to, wondered if Doctor Who landed in my backyard and offered me to time travel with him would I do it (yes!) and then I got to thinking about family, friends, work, the world and I finally arrived at the place where my mind emptied and I just was. I was just in the moment. Being, breathing and grateful to be. It was magical.
I have been working on doing a better job at maintaining my friendships and relationships. I tend to be reclusive and sometimes find myself having gone days and have not actually spoken to anyone. I am not currently in a relationship with a man though I would like to be but the right one has not come along. Sometimes I think I am too quirky. I lay on my back in thirty degree weather to watch meteors, I love NASA and the night sky, I love to read, astrophysics and Doctor Who. I enjoy cooking and have eclectic tastes in music. I enjoy old radio programs and writing. I work at night and supervise a lot of people but yet I also have a pet sitting business. I dearly love art and photography. In the past month I have made it a point to go out with friends-be it to lunch or dinner or just hanging out. Sometimes it is too easy for me to be quiet and fade away into the wallpaper. I am a shy person though if you asked some of my friends I am close to they would tell you otherwise. But I am a work in progress. Aren’t we all.
I was deeply affected by the tragedy in Connecticut on Friday. My heart goes out to everyone affected by it. Hug the ones you love, tell them you love them and care and don’t take anything for granted.
Hugs to everyone.