Sunday, January 26, 2014

When You Wish Upon a Star

Friday night Dorothy and I were on our way home from eating dinner when through the windshield of our car we saw a meteor fireball break open the sky and fall to earth. It was the brightest and most fantastic meteor we have ever seen. After we arrived home we learned that it was seen by people  in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. What does it mean when your are privileged to witness such a wonder? Is it a sign of some big change for me in the near future, like winning the lottery or receiving the Nobel prize for a life time of underachievement?  After all, William the Conqueror's  great victory at the  Battle of Hastings in 1066 was accompanied by Haley's Comet.  But, then again it was also a sign for King Harold who was defeated. I did some research and according to ancient legends stars falling from the sky were omens of something terrible on the horizon. So, I think I'll stick with Jiminy Cricket's theme song and hope for the best.

Here is a link to the same fireball caught on video in Texas.  The point of view is very similar to ours:

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