Thursday, June 25, 2009

the nerve

I need to try to look at the big picture more often.

I'm feeling very contemplative tonight. I think I might go for a walk in the neighborhood. It will probably be a short one though. I'm a scaredy cat when its dark. Especially when I'm in N.E.

I used to walk out in my neighborhood all the time when I used to live at my house in the north suburbs where I grew up. At least twice a week during the summer, I would sneak out of my house and walk out to the nearest sod farm, which was only a 1/4 mile away, and lay down and stare at the stars for an hour or so. They're so much easier to see when you live 30 miles outside the city, as opposed to 5 miles. I miss that house and neighborhood so much. Hopefully my Papa will get out of the hospital soon so he can live back in it.

When looking at the stars its so easy to feel incredibly small and unimportant, yet so complete and connected to the world. It's an eerie sort of peace. Or perhaps unnerving.

I get a similar feeling when I look at this image.


Scott Nichol.


Anonymous said...

4th and University, just a few blocks away from Surdyks, is a really nice, safe neighborhood in NE. A couple nice little parks. The Meditation Center. Vo's Vietnamese Restaurant. I wouldn't hesitate to tell a female friend to walk around that area at night.

MichaelV. said...

Hope your dad is better and he can resume his life. Wishing the both of you well.

scottnichol said...

the fact that this photo moves you so much means a tremendous amount to me. we're all one, of course. trees, birds, rocks. we're all stardust. and its no small wonder that you would feel so wonderfully connected laying beneath the stars.