Inhaling Shooting Stars

Today I walked across the same parking lot as yesterday and sat in the same cubicle, while the crab nebulae and the spraying Geminid meteors overhead made it hard to concentrate on my email. I flicked my desk light on and stared at my laptop screen, but the tons of space rock whistling in from the far reaches of the galaxy took my mind to a place where Microsoft Oulook does not deliver.

Last night, opposite the moon’s part of the sky, these interstellar visitors looked like heavenly messengers. I wanted to inhale them.

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