On Space and Boyish Wonder

You’d be forgiven for mistaking today for spring even though, by the calendar and by Copernicus, spring is still a month away.

Nonetheless, today was gorgeous, and there was nothing prettier than seeing the crescent moon, itself a bare sliver, in the western sky at twilight with Venus and Jupiter shining brightly higher in the sky.

There’s a Carbon Leaf song I absolutely adore on nights like this, when the sky seems to stretch on forever and you can feel the depths of space and time.

The song is “Blue Ridge Laughing” from Ether-Electrified Porch Music, and the line that speaks to me goes: “Space brings back boyish wonder.”

Tonight’s definitely a night for boyish wonder. 🙂

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