Cosmos

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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ~Carl Sagan

Thursday just gone was the last choir rehearsal of term 3. We always have a really relaxed session and then go to the wine bar after.

I love going to choir. There are so many interesting people. People I might not of gotten to know if I hadn’t joined the choir. I joined the choir shortly after moving up here. I am a music teacher and really enjoy singing, but my main reason for joining the choir was to meet people outside of “mummy world”. It worked. I highly recommend finding some kind or group activity that is outside or your usual social circle. I always come home feeling refreshed.

Anyway, after a couple of wines I got home at about 11pm and saw that the sky was amazing. It’s been such a long cold winter of constant cloud cover that I guess I had forgotten about the stars up here. It was like an Apple OS desktop picture. I just went off into a little dreamland for a few minutes contemplating the cosmos. I felt positively miniscule.

I’ve never tried to take photos of the stars with a digital camera before (I did a long exposure with a film camera once that showed the movement of the stars over 4 hours….) and was pretty excited that it worked out! In the future I hope to go take some pictures where there are no street lights.

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