When my dear wife Karen came back to her seat in the Carrier Dome after halftime Friday night, she reported an extraordinary planet sighting when she’d gone outside for a breath of cool air.
After the Orange’s 27-26 double-overtime victory over Villanova, I discovered how right she’d been.
I didn’t have to look skwyard.
A bright globe shined through the window of the Heroy Geology Building across from the dome.
The Daily Orange reports that it’s a 10-foot-in-diameter inflatable, and it has become the new look of the school’s earth sciences department.
The vision of the replication of our dear planet shining inside the room of that building and reflecting off the other window took my breath away.
And then I had to run to catch back up with Karen and thank her for pointing out this wonder.
What depictions of our Earth have you seen in exhibits that have made you treasure exactly where we are? Did you sit and study a globe in class when you were in school? If you could visit anyplace on Earth, where would you choose, and why?