Sunday, October 18, 2015

IIWK: Light Pollution

if you could see what I see
if you could see how far I ride
and the horizon never grows dark

you would be ashamed.

- Untitled

I love riding my bike at night, especially around where I live, in the western suburbs of Chicago. The traffic dies after eight or so, and I can ride right down Main St without having to worry about getting run over.

This past Beltane, though, I decided to ride out, out far, into the fields and farmland beyond the shopping district, lay myself down and enjoy the stars. But no matter how far I pushed myself, how many of the streetlights and signs of civilization disappeared over the horizon, it was still very light out.

If I were king of the world, light pollution would be a fine-able offense.

There's just no reason for it.

This post was originally written in May of 2013 and never posted.