An Old Friend

     This morning after I dropped my kids off at the bus stop I saw an old friend.  I hadn’t seen him in awhile and I was kind of suprised when I found myself walking right to him.  The sky was still dark and the moon and stars were shining brightly with Orion appearing gloriously in front of me. 

     Orion is my favorite constellation and there is something comforting about seeing him in the sky.  I know he’s always there but sometimes I can’t find him.  In the winter it’s easy because the days are short and darkness comes early.  Orion appears to sit right above Voyageur during the winter but I’m not sure where he goes during the summer. 

     Of course I have books on constellations and there are websites too, I just don’t have the time to study up on him.  I just know it was nice to see my old friend Orion this morning and I look forward to seeing him again soon.