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A few years ago I made a conscious effort to stay outside more, especially in the winters when I’d go stir crazy. Either sitting out on my balcony or go out for walks at the park or around the neighborhood. I started playing closer attention to the positions of the major constellations, moon, and planets. I think it was last year or the year before where Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus were all evenly spaced across the night sky. It was neat watching them shift over the course of the summer.

Anyways, earlier this year when I’d be out, the Orion constellation was up. I watched it gradually move further and further west every night until it disappeared during the summer. I think it’s been a few months since I’ve been outside at night, and I just realized the other night, sure as shit, Orion is back up in the eastern sky. Knowing I just watched a constellation make a full cycle made me realize just how much time has passed.

I think tonight is the first night that the longer nights has started to affect me. I just had to go out for a four mile walk around the neighborhood to just get out of the quiet apartment. I can’t wait until I buy a house or condo, I gotta get out of this tiny place into something with more room for once.

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