I am starting to appreciate what I once had. I have seen many meteor showers in the past and failed to appreciate how lucky I was back then. Clouds and pollution (light and air) have ruined some of my best chances of seeing streaks of light lately.
Does anyone still remember Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football? Cultural references can fade over time, so for the unaware Lucy would hold the football for the chronically optimistic Charlie Brown. She would always snatch it away at the last moment. And he would always overcome common sense, listen to her promises and believe that “this time it will be different”. Of course when he ran towards the ball, she would once again pull it away.
I’m not Lucy. I make no promises. I fully expect there to be clouds, light pollution and any number of other factors preventing tonight’s light show.
But I will be out looking.
This is an interesting one. The button leads to an article with a guide to watching the Quadrantids meteor shower on Jan. 3, 2016.
It’s worth a try … again.
Defining moments are what I seek and what I do, as a journalist and as a writer.
This page is part blog, part gallery but all about moments, be they anticipated, telling or simply memorable.
"We do not remember days, we remember moments."
- novelist and poet Cesare Pavese