Nov 14, 2008

The Sun Also Rises at 7:55 p.m.

Godspeed to our latest Shuttle crew! Already in orbit by the time I post this.

The J.R. and I sat on the balcony looking south. A smattering of clouds hovered over the horizon and we counted down. Suddenly, the clouds lit up as though the sun was just underneath them and we held our breath and waited for the first sight of the bright, orange fireball and long golden tail to reach up into the dark night.

Some kinda something. It never gets old.

11 comments:

pamibe said...

We used to watch them take off when we lived in Deltona. You're so right; it never gets old. I loved it when all the neighbors came out of their homes and we all looked up together... it just felt right, like we were all helping her go.

Anonymous said...

..... I wish that I could have seen it........ that sort of thing NEVER gets old.....

Eric

LauraB said...

Damn it, BOB! *Green and spitting at cats*

Just...pffftt!

And good night.

Paul said...

some cool paintings for the occasion. (scroll down, they like their headers texas-size at that site)

Jean said...

Gives me goose bumps every time.
Not to mention a glow of pride :-)

Joan of Argghh! said...

I like to think of so many people all breathing, "Godspeed" at the same moment.

Joan of Argghh! said...

And of course, all shouting, "Go, baby, go!!" We could hear them from all around us.

Richmond said...

Soooooooo cool. I would love to get to see that someday...

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yeah, don't hate me cuz I've been aboard a Shuttle at NASA.

Freakin' huge!

And the instrument panel makes your head spin. How do they ever know what they're looking at?

Joan of Argghh! said...

Hey, Paul, you are SUCH a geek!

Your could do as well as any of those.

In fact, you have.


(I'm his mom, but really, he is at least that good.)

Irrelephant said...

You can watch the launches from your balcony? Oh Joan if I don't get an invitation to visit Casa del Slacker soon I'm gonna be SO put out!