Under the canvas

Lying under the sky at night was like looking up at the vast canvas painted with luminous, stardust.

I loved this opportunity to watch the night sky without the light pollution found in busy cities. Getting to this secluded resort high in the hilly areas of Kashmir was quite nerve-racking as the road was narrow and rough in places but well worth the effort.

It was very quiet and the absence of traffic noise was like a balm on the soul. We all sat in the cooling mountain air looking up and trying to identify the different stars and constellations.

Oh, and did I mention that there was no phone or internet signal there so it was a good thing that my son had brought his beloved astronomy book.


Written for Six Sentences Story- Prompt word: Canvas, hosted by Girlie on the edge’s blog, Denise



69 thoughts on “Under the canvas

  1. I love watching the stars, though not as many can be seen these nights. There is too much pollution and too many city lights. I remember the clear nights when I was young. We would look at the sky and be amazed at the expanse filled with dots of light.

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  2. I remember the first time I got up in the middle of the night when we moved to SA and looked up at the sky. Our town was so much smaller and the stars were so vivid. It was a magical sight, although unsettling in some ways to see such an unfamiliar sky. I could have been on another planet!

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