Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sappy Post

I'm having a sappy moment.  Maybe it's because there is a puppy who snuggled up next to me and fell asleep on my knee, maybe it's because it has snowed the last two days, or maybe it's because it's that time of the month.  I don't really know.  All I know is I am having a sappy evening and I therefore you get a sappy blog post.  So, here we go....

I love the constellation Orion.  I do.  I love it.  This is not just a surface level, "Oh, that's a nice constellation up there in the sky" quick passing moment.  Anytime I get out of my car at night I am compelled to look for it.  It goes as deep as wanting my future child to have the middle name Orion (first name would just be mean).  There is something comforting to me about this constellation.  It is the first one I find (truth be told it's the ONLY one I can find) and in some weird cosmic way, is bring me reassurance and comfort.  Reassurance that everything will be okay, that things will balance out, and a reminder that God is much bigger and in control.  (I warned you it was sappy tonight)  When life is hard, work is overwhelming, bills are too big, and/or things feel out of control-Orion is my constant reminder from God that I am not that important and to look outside of my little bubble.  Now I love winter, but sometimes I feel like all the winter clouds are in cahoots to cheat me out of my nightly ritual.  I'm just saying, clouds-we are going to have it out if this keeps up (because the clouds read my blog).  So yeah, that's all I felt like sharing tonight.  I love the constellation Orion...and my puppy who is now awake and demanding to be showered with love and attention after his nap.  

So in conclusion, if years down the road you meet a little boy who tells you his middle name is Orion, he would belong to me.  You will think to yourself, "Self, (cuz that's how I address myself in an introspective conversation) what a strange middle name for a kid."  No worries, he will have great self-confidence about it.  And I'm sure a long-winded story about nothing (if he's anything like his mom) to entertain you with.

12 comments:

Asphalt Cowboy said...

Orion is my favorite, too. I was a competitive speaker in high school, and I medaled at state with a speech about constellations and the myths behind them. Orion was one of the easiest to find in Alaska...besides the big dipper. (which is HUGE in the AK sky.)

Orion was also visible from GA, and I used to sit outside and stare at it while I talked to my ex long distance, trying to work things out. It's comforting.

Sabrae Carter said...

I love it when my doggies snuggle up and fall asleep in my lap :)

Jude said...

Sappy and sweet, yes it is but I enjoyed reading your story plus I think Orion is one cool middle name.

Propane Amy said...

I like your sappy post. Sometimes the smallest thing can put life into perspective. I, on the other hand, have never been able to find Orion in the sky. I can find the big dipper and the little dipper, but that's it.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Asphalt Cowboy-That's awesome about the competitive speaking in high school. Mine didn't have that, but I totally would have joined if they did.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Sabrae-Isn't it awesome? It's like, "Hi. I was waiting for you, and now I can be comfortable."

The Surprise Dyke said...

Jude-Me too!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Propane Amy-I can't find them so I just make a whole bunch of dippers in the sky.

Dar said...

I'd like to meet this boy Orion one day, especially if he's anything like his Mom. I'm sure he will be full of self confidence about his name, and everything else, cause I'm pretty sure that people who make sappy posts like this just have to be great parents. :)

kimber p said...

I love star gazing..and can name a few constellations. That's only because when we'd be taken to COSI for a field trip in school and we'd be taken to the planetarium, I'd be shutting out all the whispering and giggling going on around me and I got lost in that 15 minute tour of our night sky...I always felt so awful when the lights came back up and it was time to go back to the noise. Hey Amy...when you get here in April, I'll show you Orion. :)

Carolyn said...

Orion is the only one I can identify too. I always confuse the big and little dipper. I was admiring Orion tonight actually. I love walking around at night and just staring up at the stars!

sheA said...

Awwww- I heart Sappy JErSaYyyy posts- its part of the reason I continue to follow your blog- well THAT and the FACT that we are sista from anutha mutha.... this post reminds me of one of my all time FAVORITE movies evaAAAAAh- Serendipity- know the movie???? And oh by the way- I am sure that any kid of yours will have self confidence- strong character and make me laugh...allll good qualities!