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.