Corner View: Path

I remembered and told August, in the middle of dinner, to grab her shoes because we had an appointment with planets. The sun had just gone down. She couldn't find her shoes so I put her in the stroller and out the door we went. Under a Monet sky we set out to look for the Venus and Jupiter conjunction. The full moon filled August with excitement. I traced a path in the sky from the full moon in the east and there to the west appeared our bright planets, nestled among some lacy clouds.
"Look, August, look up look at the only stars in the sky!" She confirmed it with, "I see them, Mommy, I see them." I explained they were the planets Venus and Jupiter. She repeated,"Venus and Jupiter". 

We watched them as they stood still in their dance for us. I told her how special it was to see this with her and with the full moon. We lingered until the light around us dimmed and the mosquitos started to hover. We then turned our backs to Venus and Jupiter and headed back home. Along the way August told people passing that she saw planets and that there was a full moon.

Celestial, astral, stellar, ethereal...some of my favorite words, magic words that bring a peace to my earthly self just saying them. I have been thinking all evening...about the ongoing magic in the sky, the rewards found in twilight. Back in our home the half eaten dinner was just too sobering a sight for eyes that had been searching out the Divine. It's time we get a telescope.

9 Comments:

Blogger likeschocolate said...

I know it is so cool to see them and they are so big. I hear they are going to be even bigger tomorrow night.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Beth said...

Sounds wonderful. Your child will remember such jaunts always.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger jgy said...

Beautiful adventure! I love that you go out for an appointment with planets! You`re a great mom, sharing such creative adventures and ways of seeing with August!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Kari said...

i love your words....planets dancing, putting on a show! beautiful!.

Tonight we have a full moon this side of the world and I wonder what is beyond the full round moon.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Tera said...

Thank you, Kari!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Heather said...

I missed it :-( But, once again, I must say how much I like your writing!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Tera said...

Thank you both so much!!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Blogger Francesca said...

i can just imagine you interrupting dinner to get your child out sans shoes to feed on the Divine and the magic in the sky!

Thursday, July 02, 2015  
Blogger :) said...

Your "path in the sky" is a dreamy one!

Thursday, July 02, 2015  

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