Josiah Swanson

December 7, 2015

The Night Sky

        Tonight is a little colder than usual.  There’s a fresh breeze rolling over the hills as I sit on the grassy ground.

        Looking up, I see the familiar night sky.  Placing my focus upon the darkness ahead, I find myself elsewhere.  Then, a realization-an epiphany!  I’m startled as I find myself in the dead quiet of space, under the light of flaming stars eternities away.  The eerie scene is only occasionally interrupted by a flaming piece of cosmic rock speeding past me.  What is this place?  I’m convinced I’m somewhere else-somewhere I’ve never been before!

        Looking down, I see my yard and my home.

        I haven’t left.

Night Sky in Hawaii