We went out to watch the Perseids last night, an activity I’ve long done with my kids. Last night was the first time my wife joined us, though. We leaned back and watched the sky, holding each other, overwhelmed.
There’s something about being out under the summer sky, with a breeze blowing and earthgrazers leaving streaks between the stars, that draws people together. Maybe it’s the feeling of comfort we get from connecting with another against the vastness of the universe. Maybe it calls up ancestral memories of pristine skies, kicking in primal instincts.
Whatever it is, it’s downright erotic.