Headed for the stars

The ocean is warm here. We’re going swimming again today. Last night we saw Saturn through one of the telescopes of the Mauna Kea Observatory.  We could see its rings glowing in the night sky.  We saw the moon too, its craters that shine back so much poetry to earth, so many love songs, la luna of our dreams, there it was up close in the eyepiece of the telescope. The volcano was boiling.  As the sun set , the pink appeared in its cauldron center and as it grew darker, you could see the red furnace of it, the lava down  in the pit seething and letting off an eerie red against the sky, it looked like hell in all my dreams. But it wasn’t hell. We were standing on the edge of the caldera. The sky was growing blacker by the minute.  We still had the long drive to the Observatory. We were headed for the stars.

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