Looking Up at Stars

Seems like every day there’s a new star in the news. Just a quick glance at Google News includes stories about Chris Brown, Ronnie from Jersey Shore (really??), Victoria Beckham, Lady Antebellum, and Selena Gomez, just to name a few. Some of these stars you can look up to, and others not so much. But there are a group of stars you can always look up to, or at. Just have to wait till the sun sets!

One of my favorite things to do at night is look at stars in the sky. If you’ve never driven away from city lights, set up a blanket in a field, lay down and look up, you’re missing out. At first, you’ll see a lot of stars. But when you let your eyes adjust, maybe 10 minutes or so, you won’t believe the breathtaking amount of stars you’ll see. It’s absurd and absurdly awesome.

So I’ve got a couple of questions as this short post wraps up, why do we call famous people stars? And isn’t it ironic that society uses the word “star” to make us feel big, but looking at actual stars makes us feel small.

Have a great week!
-Out of the Wilderness

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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Not Unlike Grace Potter

“Stars, they make me wonder where you are.
Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard.
And if I know you at all,
I know you’ve gone too far.
So I, I can’t look at the stars.”

Not unlike Grace Potter, I tried coming up with a list of what I can’t do because of a past relationship. For Grace, one thing is looking at stars. For me, well, there’s a lot I can’t do and sometimes I don’t even know I can’t do them till I do them. Songs I shouldn’t listen to anymore, places in Nashville that I just won’t go, movies I can’t watch without thinking of relationships that have come and gone. It’s all part of the journey, I guess. Even knowing certain things that were special with that special someone can’t be special for the next special someone, I’m hoping there’s enough wonder still in the world that fantastic memories can be created that will last a lifetime with the person I find to spend a lifetime with.

Thankfully, I can still look at the stars.

-Out of the Wilderness

Spring Is Here!

I recently noticed the leaves on the trees in my backyard.

Spring is here!

One tree has a bunch of spinny things that float down to the ground. Another has some tiny green leaves. This weekend I will mow my grass.

Spring is here!

Television stations are airing finales and cueing up the re-runs. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining overhead.

All this means one thing: Baseball is boring. And Spring is here!

Put down your Wii controllers and pick up a tennis racket. Turn off American Idol and go take a walk under the stars!

Spring is here… and the NFL draft already happened!