most of the time we hardly give it any notice but every once in awhile it just stuns...there above us only sky. i think John Lennon said that or something similar. so there you go. a beautiful display played out for your viewing pleasure. pretty spectacular but hardly unusual and only special when we dare to look up at a particular moment and deign to notice. now that is a fun word -- 'deign'. i am not sure i have ever used that before but i like it. reminds me of 'uxorious' -- another fun word that is just not appreciated as much as i think it should. okay, i know this sounds like rambling and it is and yes, i am under the influence of home brew (a nice dry chilean sauvignon blanc) but its been a sweet hot, summer day in rural british columbia and its good to be alive. i am just seizing this day.