As in outer space.
I've never quite realized it until now. Really-it hit me today that in Elementary School I did two different book reports on Christa McAuliffe and John Glenn (Both Astronauts).
I've always been very fascinated with it. Call me nerdy, but I remember in Junior High a space program was introduced to the school and told us that if we mailed a letter to the program, they would send us loads of information : constellation maps, glow-in-the-dark star stickers-everything spacey you can imagine. You can best bet I went home and immediately mailed one of those suckers out.
Growing up we would lay out on our trampoline and count the satellites until we fell asleep. In college, my roomates and I woke up in the middle of the night to drive to a look out and watch a meteor shower. While on a study abroad in Chile, I was surprised to find out that Chile of all places is THE PLACE to star gaze. We took a 5 hour bus ride to visit one of the worlds largest telescopes. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the rings around Saturn.
This fascintaion is hereditary. My Mother loves space. This Thanksgiving she mentioned to me that the space shuttle and the space station would be seen from our house--I didn't understand why no one else cared?!
So today, I recieved an e-mail from her. About this.
And signed it:
I knew you would appreciate it. Love, Mom
So tonight, I will leave the party and step outside to look into outer space, and won't care if no one else joins me ;) After all, it only happens once in a blue moon.
********************************Happy 2010 to you!