Midnight on a Friday

As I lowered the shades outside the living room door to the patio tonight I glanced up and just before the metal shade on the outside of the window fell across my vision I saw out in the night sky something beautiful and full of wonder.  

In the cloudless cold sky sat the most amazing inky black night filled with what seemed thousands of stars so bright and pure.  I caught my breath and stared as I once again moved the shade this time up so that I could for a moment gaze at the sky.  

It is amazing.  When I will see such a sight again I don’t know.  As I have frequently both lamented and praised we live in the country next to the city.  From my living room window, which is the back of our house, we sit three stories up.  The huge picture window shows me the cows and horses on the hill opposite the road.  Out my kitchen window, the front of the house, and up two streets of the hill my house is perched on, are horse stables and a riding school.  

But in ten short minutes I can be in the zentrum drinking a Starbucks and taking in the city’s pedestrian squares.  

It is an amazing thing these stars tonight, so bright and high in the sky.  In fact I had to pick up my phone and type this out so that by morning I would have this memory written and not once again forgotten to a nights dreams as so many of my thoughts are as I wait for sleep to pull me under.  

But maybe the vision I saw tonight was a dream it’s hard to say.  As I lay on the couch attempting a more quiet night of sleep away from the toddlers nightly crying spells I wonder if everyone else has seen what I have and if there are others out there enjoying such a sight.  

I like to think I am not the only one for whom the sight of stars has created a moment of quiet reflection and inner peace.

14 thoughts on “Midnight on a Friday

  1. I loved that post. Isn’t it amazing when we do gaze into the sky, the stars, the moon ——and think there are millions of people around the world, who, if they look up are seeing what I see. It really makes you ponder —what are their lives like, what is their pain, what is their joys, and makes us all humble. Just by looking at the sky.

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  2. I miss being able to see the stars at night. I remember once a long long time ago being out on a dock in a large lake and it being so dark you could actually see the bands of bluish gas in space and this sentence has gone on too long but I can’t seem to stop so I’ll just say that your post also made me miss people watching in Europe and maybe I shouldn’t have had that second helping at dinner but I’m still going to have dessert because, hey, it’s still dessert and I think that’s just about enough.

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  3. Natasha – You have to come visit the country sometime. Nothing but sky :)Wendy – That was exactly what I had been thinking.Blonde Duck & Blueviolet – I agree and it was.Naperville – Thanks. We used to watch for shooting stars growing up. All of us laying on the deck on sleeping bags.Debbie – It does make all the things that make the chaos fade (at least for a bit anyway!)Shelle – I completely agree!Captain – Your loong sentence made me laugh (well the part where you pointed out it was long was funny). Sorry I made you miss people but you'll have to pack up the kids and Supreme Leader and head to Europe soon. And I hope you did have dessert and enjoyed it!Maggie – There certainly isn't.

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  4. Oh your place sounds divine… just having the ability to look out your window and see something of beauty almost brings a tear to my eye!And the Starbucks a mere 10 minutes from your house. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  5. The stars have been amazingly vivid the last few weeks. Normally, I don’t notice the stars, but I couldn’t help it because of how brightly they have shined. If only the clouds would only stay away!

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  6. I loved that post. Isn't it amazing when we do gaze into the sky, the stars, the moon ——and think there are millions of people around the world, who, if they look up are seeing what I see. It really makes you ponder —what are their lives like, what is their pain, what is their joys, and makes us all humble. Just by looking at the sky.

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