my very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas

jeremy taught me that little ditty to remember the order of the planets in our solar system, starting with the closest to the sun.

mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune and pluto only pluto isn't even classified as a planet anymore so you could just change the 'nine' to be 'nachos' and end it there.

in related news, i saw jupiter last night! it was the closest to earth it will be for another 20 years and you could see it with your eyeball because it was the brightest star in the sky but i looked through my binoculars and saw not only the planet but its four moons in orbit! i had to hold my hands steady by leaning on the window sill and i had to refocus after i got too excited and bumped them out of alignment but i got there and i saw it and it was amazing.

i really think that space is the answer to loneliness. or just puts it into a bigger perspective? you think you're lonely now, how about the universe!

no but really. we're part of something huge and important. and beyond our understanding. and sometimes that's all you need to know.

1 comment:

Jennyflower's Mom said...

I like the little rhyme that Jeremy taught you :) Very cute.
And Jupiter was way cool! With the telescope I could see the storm band on it . It is just so hard to understand space...makes you feel small in one way but makes you feel a part of something bigger as well...In such a vast thing as space, here we are and everything that we do has an effect on the world...kinda makes you feel powerful :)