4.24.2014

Lady Luna

The other day the moon was so bright and big. I had to stop in my tracks and make myself stay in the cold for a little bit longer to stare at her. 

I saw Gravity twice in the theater. Not because I was particularly in love with the film, but it just happened that way. Both times when Sandra Bullock's character is thrown from the ship and spinning out into space, I was reduced to tears and cringing from that deep pit at the bottom of your stomach feeling. Space makes me feel so incredibly vulnerable and small. I'll be honest, I don't hate that feeling. Those tears and that pit are not necessarily associated with sadness. I guess it's mostly fear. It's the fear of being left alone in my nothingness. I am the smallest of the small and I can do nothing on my own. I find power in this awareness because it causes me to look for God. I need the reminder much more often than I should.

11 comments:

  1. beautiful, beautiful words. and those photos are breathtaking!

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    1. Thanks! I actually took them when we were living in Texas. :)

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  2. Such gorgeous photos. I haven't seen that movie but I want to. And I understand that feeling and have had dreams where I'm floating in space. Vulnerable is the perfect word.

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  3. i love this, and i relate so much!

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  4. That movie. My hubs was actually super annoyed at that part, ha.
    And man! There are so many other planets out there...with people. It's both unsettling and exciting.

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  5. Have you seen this TED talk Chris Hadfield did about fear?

    https://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space

    It was really interesting listening to what he had to say about it, especially in relation to him being an astronaut.

    You write with such emotion, Bri. This was a beautiful post. And those photos are stunning. Lady Luna, in all her glory :)

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  6. The moon is super hard to make look as good as you have here. Lovely photos!

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