Being able to spend part of my time back in the little town that I just moved from has been a wonderful blessing. My new home town is just five minutes down the road, but has a totally different vibe, is more spread out and does not have that old small town feel that Benicia (California) does. A definite advantage of the small town life is being able to go out for a walk at night and feel safe, walk around small neighborhoods that have been around for a very long time; get lost in history, get lost in the night sky.
Last night’s impromptu walk at 9 p.m. was made more wonderous when I remembered to use an iPhone app called Sky Guide to figure out which planets/stars we were looking at. The app superimposes the mythology over the sky and planets, and plays very new age soothing music. If you’re in to astrology at all, I highly recommend the app (I am not being paid for this post by the way).
The vastness of the universe, the prominent position of Saturn and Jupiter looking down at us, reminding us of our being but a small part of all of this.