|Guilty of making me like Lord of the Rings|
... and here I thought it was impossible.
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- just the ones I currenly like for various reasons.
I just spent an hour right outside my home watching northern lights for the first time. Potentially the most beautiful and fascinating thing I've ever seen. Not that I've seen much in my life but this was hands down worth all the superlatives. It was like a living and breathing magical light painting all over the sky. Silent ambient green fireworks against a cloudless night sky with all the stars visible. I had hard time deciding which way to look because it was everywhere and constantly moving and changing in every direction. It made me smile more than anything in ages, it made time and place vanish, and I never wanted it to end. Maybe I really should move somewhere where I can see them more often than once in 30 years. I might be a far happier person. With a very sore neck.
[I live in southern Finland and I've always wanted to be in the northern parts of the country because they get to see northern lights so often there, but I've never even travelled there. I've been repeating over and over again all my life that I want to see northern lights, even once, and absolutely unexpectedly, tonight was that time. They were not as bright as they probably are in the north but still mind-blowing and absolutely impossible to miss. And that's more than good enough for me. I'm thrilled I finally got to see them with my own eyes, without needing to just imagine for the rest of my life what they'd actually look like. It's so rare here in the south to have a chance to see them and it's already been said in the news that tonight was probably as good as it's going to get here.]
Fore those who enjoy this sort of thing, here's the best video I've seen of northern lights: vimeo.com/flatlightfilms/auror…