Sunday, October 30, 2011

starry starry night..

starry night over the rhone by vincent van gogh

its already late october.. its been so dry n clear.. hockey weather.. the way it aughta be..

the ways its always been.. i look up at the night sky.. just past the new moon.. some stars.. but not as many as i remember..

the city wasnt so built up back then.. i swear there were more stars.. it was glorious.. especially to a little boy finding excitement n wonder in the simple was late summer.. maybe early fall.. maybe october..
when i was a lad every night at the same time in the same place in the sky a tiny blinking light would furiously traverse the heavens.. my father would lift me up to the top of the back fence to see it.. starry night.. night... night... night... it was echo 2... an american communications satellite.. every night like clockwerk.. there it was... steady.. fleeing toward the horizon.. beep beep beep.. a baby moon.. and although it would be visible to everyone who chose to look for it, at those moments it was mine and only mine... early memory 1968...

ECHO 2 comm satellite circa 1968

i dont have too many good childhood memories.. this is one i will always...

i dont know what made me think to write this... i guess with halloween and all.. the dry clear cold nights... october really gets to me..

starry starry night... 

~ cheers... david

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for posting this. It's nice to see another side of you here.
    Hope all is well with you and yours!
    Happy Halloween!!!