Monday, January 19, 2009

Daytime Star

I like to think of myself as not easily swayed by the machinations of political theater. But I must admit I got a little choked up seeing Springsteen and Seeger singing "This Land Is Your Land" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Sunday (along with tens of thousands of others). Particularly when they got to those later, more subversive verses.

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?

Let's hope so.

Stevie Wonder rocked too.

Venus is bright enough and high enough so that you can see as a daytime star now, if you know where to look. Check out the sky just before sunset. Look 40-ish degrees above the sun (your fist at arm's length is about 10 degrees) and off to the left. Quite bright, and once you spot it it's easy to pick out again.

Very pretty. Trust me.

Got a Prémio Dardos award from Eric over at My Heart's Porch. Thanks, Eric. I hope it's not just the tamales talking.

He's a good writer, from what I've read. Just finished his second novel. Check him out.


Victoria Gothic said...

So that's what I saw. There was a bright light out when I was outside near dusk, and at first I was sure it had to be a plane because of how bright it was, but it didn't move for the longest while, so I conceded it was some abnormally bright star I had never seen. Venus, huh?

Clowncar said...

Yep. Venus.

Pretty cool, huh?