Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jupiter in the sky with diamonds

This morning as Kathy and I were walking up South Temple (in the dark), we passed our friend Dave walking his dog Molly. Dave pointed at the sky and said, "Look! It's Jupiter!" And there it was--hanging like a fat star on the inky horizon. So the three of us (and also Molly) stood and marveled for a moment in silence.

I don't know why things like this touch me so, but they do--to think you can stand on a city sidewalk and see another planet shining! It makes you feel like a part of something bigger.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Sometimes it is the small things that make the world seem better.

Lisa B. said...

lovely. wish I'd seen it.

radagast said...

Interesting that you went with "part of something bigger" and not "insignificant." Good on you!

Emily said...

Love.

Sarah said...

Oh! I love that Dave!

Sarah said...

Also, "inky horizon" = brilliant.

wjmom said...

I have no really astute comment to make here, but this post made my heart sing a quiet, thankful song.

Marcia said...

Like Sarah, I was going to say I love your friend Dave. He's forever teaching his grandchildren (and us too) wonderful things like that.

Louise Plummer said...

Oh, I get it--THAT Dave. I always call him David. This makes me wish I were an early riser so I could stand out on South Temple with three of my favorite people and look up at Jupiter.