I got some candy and I made some glasses.
Last week the Perseid meteors came to town. Have you ever witnessed a meteor shower? If not, its a real treat for your eyeballs! So exciting to see stars blazing across the sky! Where I saw it near Los Angeles at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, the park had organized a bit of a Perseid Party. An astronomer talked for a few minutes about what shooting stars were and where the mythology behind this particular shower. Then folks spread out blankets and set up chairs and looked up! The park had set out a few snacks: TANG (the drink for astronauts of course!), Sun Chips, Starbursts, and Moon Pies! A few folks had brought their telescopes and helped other folks see amazing things like Saturn, Mars, and a dying star! I wanted to post about this to try and explain how a little bit of effort goes so so far and how so many things happen in this beautiful world that can be celebrated with wonder and delight!
This is Augie. Yesterday I went to his house. He was working on something: a candle in an orange peel! He had seen someone make one online and decided to give it a whirl. His Orange Candle was terrific! Magical even! And it struck me, that this great guy Augie, had succeeded in brightening his day with a simple craft that inspired him. And then he brightened the day of those around him with his inspiration and achievement. That is a pretty good thing to remember and try to do for yourself and the people you like. At the end of every day, make you sure you found (or made!) a bright spot to say "Hurray!" about. The end.