Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Starry Night

It was an amazingly clear and beautiful night last night. The lights of the Doon Valley were visible for miles and miles and seemed to twinkle as we admired them from our yard. And I got to see an old friend—the Big Dipper. I am very fond of the Big Dipper since that and Orion are the only two constellations I can ever locate with any degree of certainty. All of first semester, my star buddy wasn’t visible and I felt somewhat bereft. I have no idea if the Big Dipper is actually visible at all times in the US—I’m lucky to see the stars at all. But here there was something about seeing this amazing array of constellations every night and not seeing the one I like best that was distressing. I caught one brief glimpse when I happened to be up and outside at three a. m. (Activity Week – I was throwing up outside my tent. Ah, the memories). But now he’s back and for some reason this makes me happy.


At 3:01 AM, Blogger Preya said...

That's one thing I really love about Mussoorie: the night sky. Can't wait to see it again (this summer hopefully!).


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