458435905_0eb75520cb_m.jpg August a couple of years ago I was far enough away from city lights, and the shower was at a reasonable hour, that I did see more than a handful of the Perseids. Exciting though it was, I wish instead I could say that I had seen the aurora borealis. Now there’s a heavenly phenomenon to reckon with. Sure it is good to see a star streak across the sky, but the movies and written accounts of those shimmering curtains of light make me hope that one day, before too long, I’ll be able to say I’ve watched them too.

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