Tag Archives: Sodium Lights

Waiting for Goddess

She took her time. But it was worth the wait. We had sat and watched the NASA feed from Hawaii and were resigned to calling that our transit. Outside the clouds twisted and danced, taunting us with the reflected orange … Continue reading

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In search of a dark sky

The strong smell of European cigarettes once again fills the air around me. It’s a warning and I know that it’s time to pop into the kitchen and put the kettle on. The sky disappears. My neighbour has reached the … Continue reading

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The Sodium Glow of Debate

Everywhere I look there is a glow. I wish it was the Milky Way. Stronger at the horizon, but still reaching the zenith over my head. I wish it was moonlight. It’s orange, occasionally white and sometimes it brightens suddenly … Continue reading

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