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The sky was like this, this morning:



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I had to drive the healing angel to school and as we were driving, the sun was rising. First just the bright curve of its back, glowing intensely, not quite blindingly pink-gold. Then more of it, almost all of it, and something about the cold day, maybe, but I thought I could see the swimming surface of it, the ebb and flow of the flaming waves on the surface of it, those incredible convectional currents. It was so BIG and so BRIGHT and appearing in our sky, and I felt my chest swell, like

That's my star, you guys! That one right there, coming up into the sky, blooming like a molten rose in a foundry, that's my star!

It's a bragging right I share with everyone on Planet Earth and, indeed, the solar system, though by the time you get to the Oort cloud I guess the proto-comets are like, yeah, whatever; it's just another bright dot to me. (They think that until they pull in close, but then, with their hair streaming back in the solar wind, they change their minds, I bet.)

Seriously, though. It was the feeling you have when your parent/sibling/child/partner does something awesome, and you feel all bright inside because you're connected to that person.


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blairmacg
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
So lovely -- the pictures and the thoughts. )
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:45 am (UTC)
:-) Very pleased you find them so.
wlotusopenid
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
I love your description!
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you!
xjenavivex
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
awesome. thank you so much for sharing this.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:42 am (UTC)
My pleasure ♥
selidor
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
All this. It's a pretty amazing star. And its child-planets and their kin are wonderful too.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:41 am (UTC)
We have a great astronomical family ^_^
readthisandweep
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
Lovely!
Picture & words!
Thank you. :)
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)
So glad you found it so!
nineweaving
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
Glorious!

Nine
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)
That's our sun ^_^
queenoftheskies
Jan. 16th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
That's so beautiful.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)
It really was a beautiful sunrise.
sovay
Jan. 16th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
That's my star, you guys! That one right there, coming up into the sky, blooming like a molten rose in a foundry, that's my star!

That's lovely. I am reminded of Diane Duane.

though by the time you get to the Oort cloud I guess the proto-comets are like, yeah, whatever; it's just another bright dot to me. (They think that until they pull in close, but then, with their hair streaming back in the solar wind, they change their minds, I bet.)

Story, poem, something?
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
I didn't know Diane Duane, but from her Wikipedia page she seems like a fun author.

As for the other thing... if a plot or more images come to mind, but for right now, that's the sum total, alas.
sovay
Jan. 17th, 2015 05:34 am (UTC)
I didn't know Diane Duane, but from her Wikipedia page she seems like a fun author.

She is a wonderful writer of science and the universe; you'll see it if you read So You Want to Be a Wizard? (1983) as I recommend you do in its original edition. It has a white hole named Fred.
pameladean
Jan. 16th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
That's a splendid image.

I always feel more that way about the sun this time of year, when its doing anything seems more of a struggle. I suppose, technically -- no, never mind. Not a technical moment.

P.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:06 am (UTC)
But now I'm curious about what you were going to say!
khiemtran
Jan. 17th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
They think that until they pull in close, but then, with their hair streaming back in the solar wind, they change their minds, I bet.

I love this image! I got a sunrise of sorts this morning in Kuala Lumpur on my morning run. There were too many buildings around to see the actual sunrise, but the crow's wings shown golden-red underneath as they flew overhead. They actually look black when you see them normally, but when you see them in the sunrise, you would swear they had red wings.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2015 04:03 am (UTC)
when you see them in the sunrise, you would swear they had red wings. Now that's a beautiful image. I've never seen crows at sunrise or sunset, but I can just imagine, from what you say, how it must have looked.
wuweibaby
Jan. 17th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
👯
asakiyume
Jan. 19th, 2015 12:54 am (UTC)
:-)
syomsong
Jan. 17th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely telling. I love those rosy morning moments.
asakiyume
Jan. 19th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Thank you. Me too.
yamamanama
Jan. 18th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
Those are such beautiful descriptions.
asakiyume
Jan. 19th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks--happy they struck you that way.
danceswithwaves
Jan. 22nd, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)

I'm super tired, so my words are muddled, but I love the picture and imagery.

asakiyume
Jan. 23rd, 2015 06:33 am (UTC)
Your words seem perfectly clear! Thank you. (Now get some sleep! Stop looking at LJ!)
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