The Fireball That Blazed

February 19, 2020-

A few days ago, just as I was walking from my carport to the apartment (12 a.m.), I looked up to see a meteor, blazing northward.  Some people in town reported hearing a loud boom, right about that time.  Two days later, many people heard a second loud boom, around 7 p.m.

I had not seen a blazing meteor, prior to Sunday midnight, outside of high school Earth Science videos.  I took the sighting as some sort of affirmation, that those of us who saw it are on the right path, in whatever direction each is headed.  I also  sense that there will be some discomfort, some pain, but that it is the cost that must be borne.

This would mean that our communities, as well, are on the right track.  For Prescott, that could mean that showing prudence, with respect to striking a balance between preservation of our natural treasures-Granite Dells, the five man-made lakes, Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain Wilderness- and new construction is the right course of action.  For the whole region, taking care to not deplete our water resources is also huge.

Natural phenomena do not happen in isolation, so I imagine there will be other portents to come, during the course of this year.  I intend to keep my eyes and ears open.

 

2 thoughts on “The Fireball That Blazed

  1. Hi Traveler,

    All the ancients believed that whatever was going on above them, meant something. Which is why we have many instances of celestial portends in many stories, religious and other. Which is also where we get all of our celestial references in our lexicon. Stars, planets, comets, and the like, all have their journeys through the universe, and when they came around, and people witnessed them, surely, they believed in the portend.

    One cannot deny that the ancient peoples around the globe were masters at stars and planets, thy built entire civilizations around their celestial calendars, which is where the Gregorian calendar got its origin. MesoAmerican and Native stories all tell us how important celestial occurrences were to them, and dictated their lives for better or worse.

    Once, many years ago, standing on our balcony, (we sit 17 stories up) looking West, a fireball fell over Montreal. It came down over the South shore, and it was like, it hit a barrier in the atmosphere and exploded over the city. Not sure anyone else saw it, from that perspective. But it was cool nonetheless.

    I think people should pay more attention to the heavens instead of their phones !

    Jeremy

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