When I was a kid, it was amazing–worth sleeping out in the backyard for.
But no more. I’ve spent the past five or six years devoting a whole half hour each “peak night” and have come away disappointed.
They say meteors (shooting stars) are a bad sign. Or a good sign. Some kind of sign. But what about the end of shooting stars?
That could be a worse sign.
Although it’s kind of nice to have one on the younger generation, as if they belong to a less mythic age. Because that’s how I think of my predecessors, so why shouldn’t I get some of that same Time-glow?
“When I was a kid, you could get a natural psychedelic light show just laying on your back at night during the Dog Days of August. No more. Now you can only see it in Vv [Virtualvision]. Poor chumps….”