Mar 11, 2007

A comet in '97

So vividly I can remember standing out in the old street, gazing up at Hale-Bopp: snowballing through Infinity as it seemed, slowing long enough to take a little hand and nurture a so very young sense of wonder. My first memory of ever looking at the Sky - I have been trying to touch a Star ever since - tracing Constellations; someday, to connect the dots and "dance on tightropes in between"
Maybe it's strange, but I find it much easier to accept that the Comet won't return for millennia than to believe that that night was a full decade ago.

1 comment:

Jas said...

We were standing on the dock @ Lough Feeagh, full of Awe and Promise...Leary was borne upon Hal-Bop's tail and delivered that October.