SKYWATCH FRIDAY –Lights Will Guide You Home (Lake Erie)
Music is never far from my mind or my ears, and this past week the sky has been full of music. First we have another of the Aquarian Age occurrences, with a Jupiter / Mars alignment. Remember the lyrics from the song “Aquarius” from the 60s musical, Hair?
When the moon is in the seventh house And Jupiter aligns with Mars Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars
Low over the horizon in the early morning, the conjunction of Jupiter and Mars (and little Mercury, too) was fading just as the sun was rising. Then at the end of the day, Venus followed the trail they blazed, lighting the evening sky (click to enlarge). It reminded me of how our ancestors used to depend on the stars for their directions at night, for knowing where and when to go, and for knowing how to get back safely as well. The title of this post is a line from the song, “Fix You” by Coldplay – Lights will guide you home.
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The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.