I LOVE to see shooting stars. I don’t know what it is–maybe it’s how rare they are and how much trouble you have to go to in order to see them. Maybe it’s a fond memory of laying on blankets in my aunts yard with cousins watching for shooting stars after making s’mores around a campfire. Maybe it’s the idea that heaven is “up there” and meteors seem almost like messages from God–little flickers of light that say somebody’s home.
Whatever the reason, I made the effort to see some shooting stars back in August during the Perseid Meteor Shower. I saw several and they thrilled me more than you’d expect a blip of light to thrill. Tonight is the peak of the Orionid shower–the meteor’s in the tail of Halley’s Comet. We have a frost warning going on so I’m not sure I’ll bundle up to see them, but I like even just knowing they’re out there. Flickers of God-light.
Check it out. Orionid Meteor Shower.