Moon gazing at the Highline

Mixed Pakodas

I have been star-struck before.

I have very special memories of laying on the terrace with my father and our dog, counting the many stars. These are memories from my hometown far far away.

Those were times of clearer skies, when days were bluer and nights darker.

It is my utmost desire to have the entire New York City shut off its lights for just one night. I wonder what sounds we would then hear, what lights we would then see beyond the skyline. Where this desire seems hard to fulfill, I did see a little more than few stars last night.

At the Highline, facilitators helped me use telescopes to gaze at the Moon and three planets other than ours, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

I acknowledge that this is perhaps a normal experience for many people, but I cannot contain my joy and excitement at having seen the moon…

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