I Like Stargazing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 281 People

    Sprawled In My Yard

    Whenever I can, I lay in my backyard, looking at the stars.  I know some of the constellations, and am working to learn more.The words don't really matter, though. What matters is the cool-damp of grass beneath me, the sighing of trees and shrubs nearby.  What matters is the...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Nov 6, 2011


    If you've read any of my other stories you'll have probably guessed that I'm a hopeless romantic, so I guess stargazing come with the conventional images. Stargazing with the one I love would be amazing and magical, so much so that it lights butterflys in my stomach. It'd be hard...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2009


    Pale blue dot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M "It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the...
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    4 Responses Nov 27, 2008


    There is nothing so humbling as sitting on the beach, or on top of your car on a dark backstreet, and watching the universe pass by in such slow motion that it doesn't even know you exist. It should make me feel alone and worthless, to know that I am nothing more than speck...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2007


    The night sky really is a beautiful thing. The stars are like millions of pinholes, I think. Whats really interesting is that they're so far away that the star you're looking at may be long gone and its light has just arrived.
    Jebb Jebb
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2008

    Not The Only Ones

    Viewing endless hours of constellations and galaxies through the wonderful world of You Tube I must say there is no way we are the only humanoid lifeforms in the universe. I can stare at the sky for hours upon hours and never be bored as there is always a new star that hasnt...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11
    31-35, F
    Jun 16, 2010

    Las Estrellas. Yes. Oh Yes.

    When I was younger, I used to sit on the porch and just stare up at the sky. Sitting in the backseat of the car, on the freeway, coming back from the city, often, I'd find myself looking up at the sky. At home, all alone, I'd peek out the window. Searching. Wondering. Wishing...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jun 10, 2011

    Shooting Stars and Fuzzy Eyes

    We have a trampoline out in the backyard. It sits there unused most of the time. The safety mats around the springs are all cracked and brittle and dead leaves gather on the mat. At times I feel guilty and so I go out and give the old thing a workout, but most of the time I...
    Pretzel Pretzel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    Heaven's Glass Floor

    I recently took a trip to Arizona, and at the resort I was staying at, they had stargazing as one of the activities. I've never seen a clearer snapshot of the sky than I have in the Arizona desert. To top it off, they had these HUGE multi-thousand dollar telescopes, and...
    toexist toexist
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2008
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