Thursday, May 18, 2006

Daylight

Standing under the sky at night I can imagine I am anyone, anywhere. My feet are exactly the right size. I’m exactly the right height. I fit inside my skin. The stars and I are made of the same stuff I know that. . . . Again.

I wish I could make this feeling happen in the daylight.
−me strauss Letting me be

11 comments:

michaelm said...

ME-

The vast night sky has always made me feel the same way. Things in my life seem to have more possibility. Hard to explain. Maybe it's just too existenially cosmic.
Does seeing the moon during the daytime help any?
Stars = bits of heaven
Hard to wrap your thoughts around something so sacred.

~Michaelm

ME Strauss said...

Hi Micael,
Stars and People are made of the same cosmic dust. But stars shine more than people. I wish people shined more.

As you can tell by what I wrote we feel the same way standing under the sky. Sometimess the moon reminds me of that feeling, but it's sure not the same.

Travis Jay Morgan said...

"The snowflake falls perfectly in place" :-)

ME Strauss said...

How could it now. It goes exactly where it is going -- not to the left of that space nor to the right. It is a snowflake after all. It does not confuse itself by rethinking it's path every few seconds on it way down through the sky.

Roberta said...

I squinted and read this first without my glasses. And so I read -- "...my feet are exactly the night size. I'm exactly the night height. I fit inside my (night) skin." Then because I was so intrigued I donned my glasses and read the thing properly. But that first reading gave me reason you cannot capture this feeling in daylight. Because in daylight, you are forced to crawl into your day size, height, and skin.

ME Strauss said...

Wow! Ms. Roberta,
I think I like your way even better! Thank you for telling me about it. That is very cool.

Mama Mouse said...

I love the night sky ... but then I love everything about the night. It seems to put you in your proper place. I get the same feeling when I am in the Arizona desert ... it puts your life in perspective.

Lovely post.

ME Strauss said...

I think we could have a lot in common Mama Mouse. There is something about the night sky that puts the world right for me as well.

bart said...

amen on this... i have a life-long fascination with the stars and the stardust we are all made of, the things that bind...

keep well...

ME Strauss said...

Thanks Bart,
As you can tell by what I wrote I do too. :)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks Bart,
As you can tell by what I wrote I do too. :)