Day 5: Nov 25, 2005

Dark Sky

What a sky! There’s no electricity flowing here nor at any point in our 360 degree horizon right now. The moon is also absent. This leaves us with a sky that is perfect for star-watching. I had forgotten there are this many stars, especially now that we do not have Carl Segan to remind us that there are “billions and billions” of them all around us, racing away from each other.

As a kid in Monterrey, Mexico, I really enjoyed black-outs, which came semi-regularly. My friend Chacho and I would just throw ourselves on the grass and look up. It did not get any more spiritual than that! I can finally get back to feeling that, and it is all the way out in Africa. Chacho is now living in Edinburg, Scottland. What’s your sky like out there Chacho?


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