August 12th stardust


Like Mouse in France, I wanted to wish on a star, or actually on the Perseids, last night but it was raining.

I have more than one good wish and remembrance on this auspicious day:

– Happy anniversary to our daughter E and son-in-law J
– Remembering both their late grandfathers’ birthdays that amazingly fell on the same day (though not same year, I think)
– Happy Birthday to nephew N, living and working in faraway South Korea
– Remembering the serendipity of my father’s name and birthday month

Feeling delight in these many far away connections of family and blogger friends far away, all under the magic of celestial showers on this August day
Image: Astronomy Picture of the Day

UPDATE August 13th: I was awake for about an hour early this morning. Just before retiring again, at 3:00 am, I remembered the meteor showers. The sky was clear so I bundled myself up and went outside. During the five minutes or so, I saw one quick flashing tail. Beautiful stars all over. Made my wishes. it was very cool and damp, and I was getting a sore neck so I went back to bed.

August 12, 2007 in Being an Artist, Blogging by Marja-Leena