Good Word Friday Theme: Fear Not
It's Dec. 22, 2017, and I'm driving at night on a lonely stretch of rural highway between Arizona and California with a dark, star-sprinkled sky spread before me. All of a sudden, something bright appears way up high. It's a dot of light like a star but much bigger. It's just about the brightest thing I've ever seen — and it's moving. It's slicing a slow arc across the sky, leaving an impossibly bright tail, which diffuses into a ghostly ribbon of light.
It is an awful sight — full of mysterious beauty but also profound confusion. Is it a missile? A meteor?
I call my husband who is driving a separate car. He's on the same desolate road just ahead of me. "Are you seeing what I'm seeing?" I ask him.
His reaction: Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!
My reaction: What in the world is this?! Is it dangerous?! Should I pull over?!