"Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars" Those lyrics resound loudly in my "mind of "MyTunes". I stepped outside this morning and looked upward to a still and dark sky as the sun had not began its ascent toward morning light. At a time of the year when the breaking of morning comes fairly late, I was overwhelmed at all the stars that were there for my viewing pleasure. Considering the fact that the NW rain showers have been sneaking in frequently, it was a gift to see such clear skies and feel that unusually warm morning breeze. As I stood there gazing upward in my solitude, my dog wandered out on the deck and also glanced upward, at that time we both witnessed a bright shooting star that made a long presence on that starry early morning sky. I was pleasantly surprised at how long it showed its lighted path to the somewhere we always wonder about. I could not help but think of all the times I have had the rare pleasure of seeing that amazing streak of heavenly activity, pass before my eyes. Each one that crossed my visual path over the years took with it a wish and a hope that all might come true by sending the wishful thought as a companion to travel with it's destination. Each of us, I believe, has a star that is specifically our own. Whether we can see it or not, it is out there, shining it's light on us and most of the time we don't even know it.
While we take for granted that the sun will rise tomorrow and the stars will be in the sky at night, the absolute truth is that nothing should just be assumed until it makes it's entrance into the present. There is a peaceful feeling in knowing the chain of events that will take place from day to day, yet that one unassumed situation comes from out of nowhere puts you in a tailspin causing your private flight to be disrupted and cancelled. My "on time" flights have recently been discontinued due to technical difficulties, but are still on the delayed flight schedule till further notice. I must admit that my own selfish summations have created the disruptive service on the flight agenda. Taking a long look in that sky this morning has renewed my hope that the repairs are being done in a timely manner and soon the mental tower will give a "go ahead" call and then my plane will taxi toward the runway on it's way to an "on time" arrival to wherever.
I wonder how many people this morning, at the same time, saw that burning shooting star. Did it burn out and die or did it streak onward to infinity? Ah...those questions with no definite answers are mind boggling. It seems lately that I have a much firmer understanding to let go of having to have all the answers at once. While putting it into motion has been taken with small insecure steps, I can now begin to remove the attempts of always trying to be in control and just take it one minute at a time. At this stage of the process that is the best that I can do.
As the sun makes its entrance into the day I can see the light beaming off the autumn leaves and exposing their last russet moments before they fall to the ground to start the process of renewal again. I would like to believe that at this time my fall is preparing me for the renewal that will come my way soon.
I will now make another attempt to walk through another day and I will cross off another item on my list in preparation for my trip to the moon. That chance glance into the early morning sky will be with me all day. That rare moment that suddenly appeared will be indelibly inked in my mind and the memory will light my way when I least expect it to. Like the light from the moon illuminates the darkness, I realize the power that hangs above in the night sky. It can move mountains with its energy, pull the tides to and from the sea and make rivers suddenly run dry. Yet in all matters human I have to remember there is something else divinely in charge.
My visual flight to the moon this early morning opened my eyes a little further toward my destiny just around the corner.