friends, i have issues, and i may be insane. you're welcome, clients who think you want to book with me! i was on the bus home from work, heading to superstore for a grocery shop. i know, groceries on public transit - sucks right? but who cares, that's not my issue. in fact, you should have seen my stack of groceries inside those black fabric bags. playing tetris with bags all day at the airport has it's perks ;) anyway, groceries or not, i was still a few stops away from mine, i had a few minutes, twitter is usually a good time passer. "@auroramax: an aurora is now visible above yellowknife, northwest territories. check it out here..." my phone is in the red. i'm down in the single percentage. i need two things to grocery shop. music. and my 'reminders' app. i should be all right for battery. maybe. i check it out anyway... asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/auroramax/

then, it happened. the sky was filled with curtains of green, streaks of purple. on a 360 degree webcam. a webcam. i felt it, my heart started to beat fast, it went into my throat, and then it sank. anxiety. all over again. everything seemed to slow down, and my thoughts? it's monday. i can't leave until thursday night. at the earliest. why is there a storm hitting the earth's magnetic field tonight? this entire universe revolves around me, who the hell missed the memo, and why. but i got over it, and here i am settled back in at home, with a full fridge. freezer. whatever. and prepared on the other side of my apartment is a post with another breathtaking show of the aurora borealis, a couple weeks ago, like i had never seen before. i had never seen purples so vivid to my eyes. i'd never seen it dance so fast. i'd never before stood back from my tripod, without the cable release in my hand, given entirely in to just watch it swirl and dance, because as good as i am photographing the lights, there's no photographing the way it's moving straight up my head. and maybe one day, that full freezer of mine, will be up in yellowknife, where i'm convinced i belong.

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