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.