Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Night In The Desert

Leaving Albuquerque, New Mexico heading to Flagstaff, Arizona. Five hours of driving in the dark through the desert.

The vast dome of space rimmed the earth at every edge of the horizon and there was blackness so deep that one would believe there was nothing else, no recognizable light on earth save the small lights on the highway that were very few and far between. He had never seen a night sky so sprent with stars that it was easier to count the darkness. A great blue meteor passed overhead and burned and broke apart and left pieces of itself behind as it traveled westward into its final absolvance. The silty white streak of the milky way hung sprawled out across that incommensurable void like a net reaping more stars and more planets to be harvested elsewhere in the imponderable heavens beyond.

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