science and soul

The fog gives way to stars where the creek turns steep.

Pretty good days. The lake has frozen hard and clear. Without snow it is a skater’s dream. We headed out after work on Friday, tossing the puck around, stopping once and awhile to admire the fine day. We stayed until the stars started to appear.

Young Jake legs it, the puck in front of him as he dips west heading north on a pure breakaway.

This morning low cloud blanketed the valley. It always seems cold to me when this happens. This evening Willow and I headed for the mountains with hopes to push through the clouds into the stars.

We followed the creek we are used to. It took less climbing than I initially figured before the stars appeared in the treetops. The sky was warm, twisting in my mind, while long lost spirits flowed through me stealing my breath.

Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Scientists just discovered the sun and our solar system are moving 7km faster around the Milky Way’s central black hole than we previously thought. A reminder we are always moving and science is always evolving depending on the latest research. It’s the best we have to go by and should be trusted. Still I will have to recalibrate my instruments and amend my plans considering we are going to be swallowed by the centre of the galaxy sooner than expected.

11 thoughts on “science and soul

  1. mountaincoward

    Agree with Carol above.

    I’m terrified of ice – I just can’t stay upright on it at all – well at least not without crampons or microspikes. I’d be creeping round with my puck and crampons on my feet if I was over there!

    I love snow though – we’ve had some already – very early for us.


    1. underswansea

      Thanks Carol! Crampons and microspike hockey. Ya that sounds like a great sport. πŸ™‚ Canadians will do anything on ice – yes anything. Have you ever watched or played curling! Which originated in Scotland, by the way!


      1. underswansea

        Curling is a wonderful game and Scotland’s Men’s and Women’s teams are always a force in International play.


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