What do you see when you look up into the sky?

United States
July 18, 2008 8:10pm CST
Right now, go to your window and tell me what you see. Are you looking at the same sky as me? Are we sharing this moment? When I look up at the sky, I see the stars and moon and the skyline with assorted palm trees and roof tops. That's what I see from my window. Sometimes, when I gaze up into the night sky I can see the future. Or, at least it feels that way. I wonder if the sky will look so lovely and uncluttered when my daughter grows up. Maybe our tranquil sky will be replaced by skyscrapers and pollution. But for now, she gazes up at the moon and dreams the wonderful and innocent dreams of a child! What do you see when you stare up into the night sky? Do you dream of the past or future as you look upwards? What do you think about? Do you wonder if aliens are looking down on us as we look back up at them?
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36 responses
@richiem (3649)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
Hi, it's morning now here in our country and I don't think I want to go out and see the sky. But I guess it's clear with lesser clouds. It seems sunny today. But I want to tell you that I have always wanted to see the full moon when I look at the sky at night. It is because for me, the full moon represents my girlfriend. For me, she is the woman that has it all, thus a full woman. It feels great when I see the full moon. Have a nice day!
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• United States
19 Jul 08
That is so romantic! Have you told her this. Your words would melt her heart. I will take a pic of the full moon here and post it for you one fine day!
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@dhangski (3197)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
It's probably night time there. It's 9:30 am here. It's a clear fine day. Not sunny and not too cloudy. But I see formation of clouds moving slowly. I see birds flying. Everything's perfect. HUGZ![b][/b]
• United States
19 Jul 08
That sounds ideal! Like my perfect morning. Sometimes when I get up, I get so busy with housework that I forget to look outside. Yes, it's past nine PM here, so we are on opposite sides of the day. Have a lovely day!
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@Hatley (115447)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 08
hi beauty Queen I see blue skey and sunshine and the tops of cedar trees, and some fluffy white clouds, and cheerful evening here in 'Southern California at a little after six in the evening. dream of the future and wonder what new things it will bring, often wonder if there are aliens on other planets gazing down at us and wondering if there are other people like' them out there in the ionsphere. lol
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Over here in the eastern half, it just got dark about twenty minutes ago. Our beautiful clouds vanished. I don't know why but the sun is staying out to play until past nine pm! It's really fun going out at that time into the yard and puttering around. Good family time! I missed you and everyone in my day away! Missed chatting with friends. Mostly I did some reading, but no posting. I wanted to talk with everyone. I am sorry that I couldn't respond to your lovely discussion yesterday. I read it. But I could not type. I hope you understand. I will try to get to your discussions later today or tomorrow. Be well. Thanks for your kind words.
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
You're probably on the other side of the world from where I am. I see the sun shining in a bed of clouds. It's turning out to be a really nice day. The sky is clear, it has stopped raining. There are birds flying around and a few cars on the road.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I love the morning time! So fresh. Everything is new.
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@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
19 Jul 08
sounds lovely and you never know who is watching you from up in the sky . Yesterday when I was swimming in my pool I saw stars and no clouds . I saw a dark black sky with a pink , pink moon It was so pretty !! Usually , I see trees and more land too .
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• United States
19 Jul 08
A pink moon! How lovely! It was a full moon for us, too. My daughter made me pull back the curtain so she could stand and stare out the window. She is the one who first noticed the moon. Funny to think that we were all looking up at the same moon yesterday at around the same time.
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@youless (67676)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
I seldom look up into the sky. I think it's a very relaxing feeling if I am traveling somewhere else. Here there are no more interesting to be found in the sky. We live in the city so there will be buildings and crowded people everywhere. Sometimes I will look at the sky to see whether it'll rain and that's all. I love China
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Yes, the sky is so tranquil and relaxing!
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@Annie2 (594)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi, beautyqueen. It is just about 10:00 p.m. and the sky is almost dark. It is hard to see out of my window because I have an evergreen in the way. But, I can see little bits of the sky which is still showing a little blue. I live in the midwest, and with our time change, it stays daylight until 9:30 or so and gets dark right after 10:00. It was a pretty sunny day this morning, but the sun hid behind the clouds in the afternoon, which was nice because I was working outside and it was pleasant instead of hot. I can't look out my windows at night much, but when I lived upstairs in my Grampa's house years ago, I used to look out the window at night and see the moon, stars, and hear the hum of the train engines from the train yard several blocks away. It was kind of a reassuring sound to hear every night. Luckily, we didn't have to hear the train whistles blasting like I do now in the town where I now live. Seems all I here are those blasted train whistles. I swear they think it is funny to lay on those horns in the middle of the night as they run through the sleeping neighborhoods!
• United States
19 Jul 08
That's so ironic! The train blows past us at around seven am! I used to wake up everytime. But now, I sleep right through it. I think the train is several blocks down the country road. But I still hear it as if it's right outside!
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@GardenGerty (74190)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jul 08
The train tracks are about four blocks from me, I do not remember the whistles so much as I would wake up in the middle of the night, when all was still and I would feel the vibrations of the trains running past. The whistles are unfortunate, but required by law for each intersection the trains approach. That is because people have a tendency not to look when they cross.
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@Annie2 (594)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Grampa was a railroader, so I understand why they lay on those whistles . . . I still think they think it is funny.
@twallace (2676)
• United States
19 Jul 08
It was funny that you have a discussion on this. On the way home from rehersal I was looking in the sky at the sunset and the beautiful colors that were in the sky mixed with the clouds. That is when I can say that I get lost in the view and feel complete at peace. At night when I go outside I do look up in the sky to see just how many stars that I can see. I use to try and count them but there are to many to could when the sky is clear and there are no clouds. But you forgot one thing the moon when it is full and it shine in the sky. That is one time that you can see outside in the dark. I think there could be other planets out there. If there are aliens that I really can't say. Haven't met one yet, but there is something out there.
• United States
19 Jul 08
That's amazing! What a view, I'll bet. The sunset is always magical. This afternoon, I took a nap and had a dream that I was posting on Mylot. I was reading over the responses to my discussion and saw that most were one line or a few words, but one word, I could read. It said, "Stars!" And I wondered why so many people (in my dream) were responding with the word, "Stars!" And when I woke up, I pondered for awhile, what the question could have been. Cause in my dream, I could only see the responses, but not the question. And this is what I came to. I must have posted a question asking what people see up in the sky right now! So, I posted this discussion and the responses are phenomenal! No one liners. Really deep responses. Very candid. I couldn't be happier. Thanks for sharing your time and day with me. Be well. Beauty Queen
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@twallace (2676)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Thank you and you have a Blessed one!!!
@haqueen (236)
• United States
19 Jul 08
yeah there u go alway my favorite thing .....gazing in the sky ....... but i do that to have a plain brain not think about the future ...why? coz i know somehow its planed by someone great out there.. all i need to do is have a plain brain think of nothing but the emptiness of the sky ..and the big bright starry full moon night,,,, shining bright like the Vegas lights... and just wonder how great they are ...and how great is the on e one that put them there...... hey but wait a minute.....am a scientist ......in the real sense there is no sky ...the sky is a colour that our eyes can only see.but beyond what we cant see is a dark night till infinity... alway remind ur young ones ...not to try and see beyond ...coz ..its all an illusion of time..
• United States
19 Jul 08
That's deep! I love your logic and insight!
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@sconibear (7998)
• United States
19 Jul 08
here in Las Vegas, the sky is is bright with some wispy clouds.......not enough for rain to quench the desert soil. the sun is sinking slowly.....it still has an hour or two before it reaches the mountains and skies begin to darken. it's a hundred and something outside, but you get used to it out here as it's downright hot over half the year. but i don't care cuz i'm sitting inside, with my little fan and the air conditioner, typing on my computer, talking to friends, half a world away.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
We're all sharing the same planet and that is a beautiful thing!
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• Canada
19 Jul 08
I am inside the cafe right now so when I look up I see track lighting. LOL Whe I am outside at night I can usually see the moon from here. I got some pictures of it with my zoom lense, once.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Can you post some? Would love to have a pic.
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Well, it's been 17 hours since you posted this. Where I am, it's the middle of the afternoon. The sky was bright and pretty with fluffy clouds...until I read this. Now the sky is gray, and the slight breeze has stopped. It surely looks like it's going to rain. When I do look up into the sky, I usually make sure I offer a word of thanks to God. This world is so awesome, and it't totally His doing.
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@Pose123 (21677)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
Hi beautyqueen, It is early afternoon here as I write this and I see various cloud formations and the distant hills. I agree with you that the night sky is beautiful. We may be able to see the future in the sky but we can also see the past. As I gaze at the stars I realize that the light I'm seeing left these stars millions of years ago, and many of them no longer exist. There are no doubt other beings out there, some probably light years ahead of us. What a great mystery it all is! Blessings.
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19 Jul 08
At the moment, looking out of my living room window, I can see a lovely light blue sky with abit of clouds about. A pretty nice day to say that Im in the UK!! I dread to think what the sky will look like when I have children. I like to think there are aliens thinking about what live on other planets. It seems a\waste to have them floating around with no one using them!
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• Philippines
19 Jul 08
At this very moment, I see the moon and stars. The moon is full tonight. The sky is really clear tonight! I also see lots of towering pine trees. It's really nice to open my window at this time of the night as I get to see the moon and stars. On cloudy evenings, it can get a little spooky.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Right this minute (830 am) I look out my window here and see the tree tops, and alot of clouds, with some blue sky peeking thru. Wish I could see sunshine, the clouds are not helping with my moodiness this morning. At night when looking up I always look for the moon - love it when its full. I also search for the big and little dipper. And, I often wonder which star is mine. (I had one named after me once long ago) When I watch the night sky I dream of the future and hope that it will be better. When I watch the sun and sky during the day I often think of my mom, and how much I miss her and how she would of loved the beautiful day.
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@SHAMRACK (8350)
• India
19 Jul 08
Dear friend, I do like those changes scenario of sky and among all these the sky is so beautifull one way or another night or day I feel confused both are so beautifull, I do like the stars the moon those night light from full moon and on sunny day I like the clouds its shape the sun behind the clounds, then comes the rain bow it is another magical feeling in me, the rain drops from sky the sky just before rain and after than so on goes the sky the colour combinations of sky while sun sets and sun rise. If I go on elaborating the beauty I see from sky it goes on..........
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
It's been raining a lot, so when I look in the sky I see dark clouds looming over the horizon. It's night now so I only see black when I look out the window. :)I think in a few more years the earth will be less blue and more grey or black. It's really sad but I believe that our environment is degrading every day. People take for granted the environment because they think than nature can take care of itself. Hopefully everyone will start to realize how important it is to fight pollution so that we still have a chance to survive in the future.
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@ajayrekha (482)
• India
19 Jul 08
When I see the heights of sky, I come to remember a saying in urdu/ hindi language. I should write it here in English "Who says the holes cant be built in the sky, try to hit a stone with your best efforts towards it and see the results". Though everybody knows that holes cant be built in the sky but one should try to achieve the best he can. It is encouraging to me. When I see and focus on starts and moon I realize how small I am in front of this universe made by god. I come to realize his greatness and I find myself lost in it.
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• India
19 Jul 08
AM IN INDIA.....ITS NOON HERE .....THE sun is shining brightly........the sky is clear with fluffy white clouds.......with nature adding to its beauty........looking up towards the sky makes my mind fresh.......at night i wish i could touch the stars once..........
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