Thursday, March 14, 2013

Where's the Comet?

I did some recording at my friend Fred's house this evening and we finished after sunset. When I stepped outside to load my guitar in the truck, I saw the new moon, which was shaped like a freshly clipped thumbnail. 
Wispy high-level clouds from the west briefly veiled the moon but then it faded back into focus. I stood there looking for the comet holding my guitar.  I stood there for a while with the night breeze in my face and a shiver started at the base of my spine and wiggled upward. The guitar in my hand felt as heavy as an anvil, and soon it seemed like my arm was stretching.
I still hadn't seen the comet, but I didn't want one of my arms to be longer than the other so I put the guitar in my truck. 
I was about to drive off when I remembered that I had a pair of binoculars in the console of my truck. I unlatched the lid and fished around under my gloves, tobogan and CDs I haven't listened to in years, until I found the field glasses.
I stepped back to Fred's porch and searched the sky to the left of the moon for the comet, but I never could find it.  Even with the help of binoculars it remained elusive. 
I'm not sure if I was looking in the wrong place, or if it was hiding behind a think layer of cloud, but I couldn't see it. I was a little disappointed, but I'll try again this weekend.
I hope you all have a remarkable weekend.


  1. I didn't know a comet was happening...but I bet Jack does! He loves star gazing and we try to get outside and catch what we can. Good luck on viewing this weekend!

  2. I so wish we could see the comet here. We have just had such miserable weather all the way around-xo Diana

  3. I thought it was to the right. That's where I was looking. I saw a dim light but whether it was the comet or a star, I don't know.

  4. I hope you see it. We have nothing but rain here so no hope of seeing anything.

  5. Yikes! Totally missed this once in a lifetime! Hope you have better luck! Take care

  6. I haven't seen it yet either... I think it would be awesome to see this!!


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