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a lesson from meteors

“Some things will continue to be beautiful even if we don’t seem to notice them. I mean…. there I was on my bed, having a fever, and my gaze there was limited, but when I went out for a while to cough ( yes, I had a bad cough ), I saw some stars glimmering; by then, I started to see some meteors.”

These words were written on my notepad a couple or three weeks ago. I wrote it after seeing the beauty of the night sky. My circle of friends and I love stargazing. More to that, we love spotting meteors. We spent an hour or so just looking at the night sky and spotting meteors falling from space.

We look so hard trying to spot meteors. We make each other pressured because, “oh, I have already seen 10!” whereas my other friends only see a couple or three. It’s fun. Really. We are really living in a beautiful world.

Our Earth is visited annually by approximately 61,000 meteors— they are quite big enough to reach the ground. Research has revealed we can see 17 meteors every day. Most of them are gone unnoticed, for they are in places where no people are around, but some areas can get their attention.

If you’re lucky, you can be at that specific place where you see yourself dropping your jaw as an “o” and see the wonders of that tiny light going down. Our house is standing in a “meteor” spot because we can clearly see the bright night sky. Couldn’t be more thankful for that.

So, going back to the quote from the beginning, it occurred to me that even if I am not outside, there is still falling debris from space that hit the Earth. Every single night, even if I am not outside. Imagine? Even if I was asleep, meteors parading from the sky to add beauty to the sky—with or without me noticing it.

It leaves me feeling happy & content that despite how harsh this world is, there are still a few beautiful things that sometimes get unnoticed.

Right now, it’s raining in our place. Still, I am pretty sure shiny meteors are falling at this moment, slowly and quickly, beautiful and mesmerizing shimmer in a placid dark sky.

Our world’s beauties continue to be beautiful amidst our obliviousness.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.”

-Psalm 19: 1-6 (ESV)

love,

Kryz <3

Reference:

Lovett R. (2019). Earth hit by 17 meteors a day. Retrieved from: https://www.google.com/amp/s/cosmosmagazine.com/space/earth-hit-by-17-meteors-a-day/

hebrews 11:16

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