..or maybe it should read, "Another reason why I married my husband".
(Reference note: Grandma, why did you marry Grandpa?
AND Sunshine and the Solar System)
I was sitting here, content to check out blogs and make comments.
John had taken the telescope out to back yard (there was no yard, just a pool which was seldom used after our progeny left). He came running in, "Quick. You gotta see this! Jupiter's moons are lined up, and you can even see..."
I told him, "Just a minute, okay?"
"No, you gotta come now. These things move out of focus really fast!"
|Jupiter with its moons|
So we ran out back, and he refocused the telescope.
There shone Jupiter with striations of orange and brown, with three of its moons in a line, and one shy moon snuggled in just beneath Jupiter.
|Jupiter moving closer to Venus, with the Moon looking on|
Awe struck. That's what it was. Then I looked at John; his face was lit up like a child sharing a special toy with a special person.
And that's another reason why I married my husband.
This is a re-post of April 2012.