Monday, 9 February 2015

Night

My favourite time of day is night. Beautiful keyword Night is the homework on EIM this week. I am very lucky to have grown up under the Australian sky. The stars are really in your face and you can grab the milky way.
One time back in the 90's, I happened to be driving from Melbourne up to Sydney. It's about an 8-10 hour drive with stops. So I was making one such stop, cursing at the turn off, the toilets, the people taking the same break as me, my life.......   as I normally do. Then I accidentally looked up at the sky (probably rolling up my eyes in sarcasm), and the milky way slapped me right on the nose. For a second I forgave the lot. For a second I was disarmed. Hardly anything or anyone make me feel disarmed in this world, and I love it when something finally does.
When I look up at the starry night sky, I feel homesick. I wonder whether that's how Vinnie felt.

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  1. Wow! I love the story and I am jealous of the view you have! I adore your inchie as it is a great interpretation of what you get to see!

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    1. :) Thank you! I am jealous of the view we have as well. Often in the city centre where I live you don't get to see the sky proper, but it's still good enough.

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  2. love the way you interpreted the beautiful sky zoe

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    1. Like I said, you are so sweet, and cute :)

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  3. I love your Monday entertainment posts! Although we are in a small town I feel we have too much light pollution to appreciate the stars, also the forest around us cuts down the view. We do get the aurora borealis here but the trees usually make us miss that too :-(

    Sally

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! Don't know what's come over me - lately have been a bit "talkative" in my posts. I'm sure that will pass soon. I lived in Finland for a while and never got around to the north to see the lights. Did, however, enjoy the white nights.

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  4. It must have been amazing to see the splendour and you have captured all in an inchie-magic

    Love Chrissie

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    1. Splendour is the best word for it indeed.

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  5. Great inchie. We have seen your wonderful skies in Aus, and went on a special talk on the stars on Heron Island.

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    1. Oh wow, you've done the Reef! I can't believe they do this to tourists; hope they at least didn't charge you for the talk. Actually, I can believe what is done to tourists after I got sucked into paying "special tourist fare" for public transport in Paris.

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  6. Boy, did you bring back memories. I have lived in the city now for so long that I have forgotten the glory of the night sky. I envy you your view. Take another look tonight just for me.

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    1. I live in the middle of a big city myself. Definitely will when get a chance to look elsewhere.

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  7. Love your beautiful stars. Where I live now ,used to be country (the city moved out to us) and I remember the night sky. Right now all I see is more snow!

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    1. :) I know you are battling snow at the moment. Still, snow is beautiful to bits. I was born in the snow.

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  8. Wonderful inchie and thanks for your story about the idea of your interpretation. Beautiful little sky artwork :-)

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  9. I love stars. I always feel well when the sky is clear. Brilliant inchie.

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