Thoughts of Alex immediately came to mind. It was one of our favorite past times together when we lived at our other place further north from here and could witness the light show on a regular schedule. I learned that the flare ups happen on a monthly basis and that the aurora borealis went through seven year cycles; it would crescendo in intensity and reach a peak the first seven years then will descend for the next.
I can not tell you how many times Alex and I would sit for hours just for a hint of the Northern Lights that somehow let me know everything was alright. For the most part we would witness beams of white to greenish beams that would pulse and dance with their own rhythm while fading in and out. It was such a calming and surreal experience, almost hypnotizing. There were other times like tonight when the white lights would be like wispy ghost disappearing and reappearing in a heart beat that would catch your breath. But the most beautiful night, that I will never forget is when the ENTIRE sky was blazing with these beams, pulses, and swirls that were lit with every color of the rainbow. It was an awe striking phenomenon to experience. The beautiful picture has never left my mind.
So tonight's extraordinary experience was a one of kind for me. It was the first time I've seen them since we moved and I have missed these mysterious and wondrous shows that have brought such a sense of peace for me. In fact, I'd been sicker than a dog (pun intended) after the stresses of the last couple of weeks had caught up with me. I was just starting to feel better when I decided to go out with the dogs for a few minutes and I was blessed with the night sky set on fire and the show of a lifetime that I let me know once again, everything was alright!