Emma, who provided us with the lovely “peas” post a couple of weeks ago, has been in direct email contact with me a few times. The other day, she sent me the following about an experience she had viewing the Perseid Meteor Showers. I liked it so much that I got her permission to share it with you.
Weds. night I turned in early, trying to catch up on some overdue sleep. Someone started a phone tree and when I didn’t answer I found myself being roused by a group outside my tent. Before I realized completely what was transpiring, I found myself in a caravan of cars winding its way up a narrow mountain pass. We stopped at a Vista Point in the Plumas Nat’l Forest at appx 6000 ft elevation, not a house within miles and no traffic, spread blankets on the ground and observed the Perseid Meteor Showers. I’ve seen these on videos and in movies, but have never experienced anything like this first hand.
A magnificent display of celestial messengers on imponderable missions. A showing of such powerful splendor! Free to all , nondiscriminatory according to ethnicity, religion, or standing. No one turned on a phone or an i-pod. Hardly a word was spoken for the hours that we lay on the ground absorbed in this. We were an eclectic group united in wonder.
On the way home I thought of how generous our Creator is and how often He/She demonstrates this generosity. I think that every city all around the world should shut down its grid for these events. Maybe then, more would lift their eyes heavenward and accept that this is for all, not a select few. Maybe if people realized the strength behind these “light shows”, they would acknowledge their own weakness and see what I saw, God in the faces of all those different people who were with me on that mountain top, shown to me by the celestial lights reflected back to me in their eyes!!
[Photo credit: Nick Ares from Flickr]